Bukkehorn

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Bukkehorn or Billy goat horn
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A bukkehorn also called ″Billy Goat Horn″ in English is an ancient Norwegian musical instrument, made from the horn of a ram or a goat. The bukkehorn is usually made from a goat horn harvested 5 to 7 years before the instrument is crafted. It was traditionally used by shepherds and milkmaids on summer dairy farms in the high mountains, as a signal-instrument or as a scaring instrument. When the Bukkehorn later got finger holes it became possible to play melodies with it. The instrument has two blowing-techniques: the trumpet-principle is the most common, but the clarinet-principle is also used. The most famous artist playing this instrument is Karl Seglem.

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