26 March 1845|
|Died||21 September 1930
Juhan Maaker (26 March [O.S. 14 March] 1845 in Muda, Hiiumaa - 21 September 1930 in Muda, Hiiumaa) nicknamed Torupilli-Juss was an Estonian folk musician, a player of the Estonian bagpipe. He was considered one of the most popular players at the time called the king of bagpipe players.
During his lifetime Juhan Maaker performed with great success in hundreds of concert halls and became popular all over Estonia  and also in Finland. In 1927-28 he took part of five concert tours in Estonia organized by August Pulst, an activist in promoting folk music in cooperation with the Estonian Open-Air Museum Society giving all together 244 concerts.
After Juhan Maaker's nephew Aleksander Maaker (1890–1968) death there was only one surviving bagpipe player alive in Estonia: Olev Roomet who became the revivalist of bagpipe in the country by training 25 new players in the 1970s.
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