Shepherd instruments

Podhale bagpipes

The film focused on Podhale bagpipes, an episode of IMiT’s series Instruments With a Soul. An outstanding highlander artist, Jan Karpiel-Bułecka, features as narrator and bagpipes player, accompanied by Hanka Rybka on traditional highland violin.

Beskidy trembitas

In another episode of Instruments With a SoulŁukasz and Paweł Golec are discussing trembitas together with Tadeusz Rucki – a highlander from Koniaków and a well-known constructor of these instruments.


The latest episode of the Instruments with soul series features ethnomusicologist and musician Piotr Dorosz who talks about the history, playing technique, and customs related to the ligawka, all in a very contemporary setting. The other protagonist is Stanisław Jałocha of Kalonka, the last active ligawka player in his region.