I recently had the privilege of shedding light on the rich, yet often overlooked, history of bagpipes in the Baltic Sea region.
This journey took place in the heart of Vienna, at an event event organised by the Institute for Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology in Vienna. This event, hosted by my research co-supervisor Prof. Ulrich Morgenstern, was a fantastic opportunity to get feedback on my on-going research.

The Event
The guest lecture took place on Tuesday, 25th April 2023, at the seminar room of the Institute for Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology. The institute, part of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, is a leading centre for research in the field of ethnomusicology.

Echoes from the Baltic Sea
I was invited to present my research, titled “Forgotten Bagpipes of the Baltic Sea”. This exploration delved into the forgotten bagpipe traditions of the Baltic region, with a special focus on the Säkkipilli in Finland. The audience was introduced to the unique characteristics of these instruments, their historical significance, and the ongoing efforts to breathe new life into their use.

The Road Ahead
The event was more than a presentation; it was a dialogue. The insightful discussions that followed my talk were a testament to the power of shared knowledge and collective curiosity. The feedback and ideas generated will undoubtedly fuel the next stages of my research.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to unearth the sounds of the past!