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Flabiol

<p>Flabiol.</p>

Flabiol.

The Flabiol is the oldest and most recognisable instrument in Catalan folk music. The Flabiol and drum are the oldest instruments in the Cobla musical ensemble, and they come from the older "tres quartans" musical ensemble. They are the only instruments that were left largely unchanged by the musician Pep Ventura.

The Flabiol is usually played at the "entrance" and "counterpoint" in Sardanas, as it has a strident sound and high register.

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