Video: Pierre Hamon Plays the Pipe and Tabor



If you’ve ever heard or seen the pipe and tabor played, you’re likely not to forget it anytime soon. It is one of the coolest instruments that’s been continually played in the West since the Middle Ages.

I’ve been listening to CDs that include the pipe and tabor since discovering the Danish virtuoso Poul Høxbro and his excellent recording tu tu pan pan. He is not alone, however. French early flutist Pierre Hamon (pictured) also has an individual (and jazzy) approach to the instrument and its music.

Here’s Hamon performing a Lai du Chèvrefeuille, 13th Century.

Read more: the wiki-‘oracle’ has a brief history of the pipe and tabor.

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