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  • The gadulka is a pear-shaped string instrument, played vertically in front of the musician.


  • It was amazing and touching, I had shivers in my spine when a girl no older than 13 was singing beautifully a traditional Bulgarian folk song called 'Мари Станке ле' with instrumental accompaniment of an accordion, two 'tamburas' (something like a banjo) and a 'gadulka' (something like a violin) played very well by youngsters.

    Ден на Беларус / Day of Belarus

  • There was also a drum, an accordion, a tavan (like a flute) and a gadulka (like a violin).

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Conjunto Guantanamo; virtuosic Bulgarian gadulka / fiddle from Bulgarika member

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  • I did tambura instead and fell in love, but sometime I will take a beginning gadulka class and begin that journey .... it's a long one.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Both the hardanger fiddle and the gadulka have sympathetic strings that vibrate while you play the other strings, so you don't play ALL those strings, but you DO have to TUNE them all -- that's the real pain -- UGH!

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  • am writing a novel in which gadulkas play an important part- but I am now far away from Bulgaria (in India in fact) and my gadulka memories are fading.

    any new memories to help me out?


    January 8, 2009