Bousine

Name: Bousine.
Type: Aerophones > Reeds > Bagpipes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Country: France:
Region: Western-Europe.

Description: The bousine is a small, drone-less bagpipe played in the south of France. It is of Saxon origin and arrived in Normandy in the 13th Century. The name of this bagpipe is debated to have Latin [in Latin: Latin Bûcina : “trompette”]. However, it may also come from the Old Norse Bųss : “conduit / tuyau”.This instrument is part of the family of Norman bagpipes, which also include the loure and haute loure.

Citations: Bibliography: Les architectes odinistes des cathédrales. Les chanoinesses et les évêques odinistes dans les diocèses saxons-normands, Fascicules de I à VII, de Maurice Erwin Guignard, à Bonneval & Chartres ;

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