Bisagni, Jacopo






2015
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Bisagni, Jacopo, “Flutes, pipes, or bagpipes? Observations on the terminology of woodwind instruments in Old and Middle Irish”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 343–394.

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“Flutes, pipes, or bagpipes? Observations on the terminology of woodwind instruments in Old and Middle Irish”
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343–394
Year
2015
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Old and Middle Irish sources offer a rich array of terms referring to woodwind instruments. However, terms like buinne, cuisech, cuisle, fetán, pípa, etc. are variously translated as ‘flute’, ‘whistle’, ‘pipe’, ‘bagpipe’, and the like, seemingly without much consideration for the organological reality underlying these lexical items. This article will look at the linguistic and textual evidence relating to some of these terms, with the aim of achieving a more precise identification of the musical instruments in question.
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Dennis Groenewegen