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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

Interesting two-minute clip on the BBC about a player of the ancient Greek flute. link

-- although this is NOT the first time a replica has been made or played; I have recordings of period ancient instruments made in the 1970s, and those were not the earliest either.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

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Dn Jackson10 Nov 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

Very cool. Much deeper sound than I imagined it to make.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Great sound; something of the bagpipe about it.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

Yes. So many translations use the word "flute," which gives a very different modern impression of what a Spartan army advancing must have sounded like.

Come In Nighthawk12 Nov 2017 7:36 p.m. PST

Does sort of sound like Celtic pipes! Wonder if the Greeks had an equivalent to "Black Bear!?"

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