History of fujara

Fujara has probably evolved from medieval 3-hole tabor pipes and bass recorders in Slovakian Podpoľanie region. Till the end of 19th century, fujaras were made plain, then rich (usually) floral ornaments have become a standard decoration. In past, a fujara used to accompany shepherds in their lonely whiles in woods and meadows, its deep muttering melodies calming sheep and their own heart and soul. Later it has become famous and popular thanks to various folklore festivals and has become one of true symbols of Slovakia and its traditional culture. Today it is often played together with other instruments, which places more demands on accurate tuning.