Hungarian folk instruments, which are typically handmade, fall into three general categories. The most basic instruments are clappers, cans, and spoons. More sophisticated instruments—such as shepherd’s pipes, flutes, ocarinas, clarinets, and bagpipes—produce sound made by vibrations inside a hollow body. And finally, stringed instruments, representing a range of distinctive forms and sounds, include zithers, hammered dulcimers, lutes, hurdy-gurdies, fiddles, and tamburas.
Performance by Hungarian Zither Maker Tibor Gats
Tibor Gáts is an award-winning maker of Hungarian folk instruments, specializing in the zither and the gardon...