The Turkish Sipsi

Jack Campin

The sipsi is a very small six-holed Turkish folk clarinet, with a reed rather like a Highland pipe drone. The last of these pictures shows what a Scottish musician made of it.

top view

bottom view

the reed

Lindsay Porteous's sipsi-bagpipe

This is a good YouTube video (in Turkish, made for Turkish TV) showing the sipsi being made and played.

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