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Auvergne

A region in the centre of France, in the Massif Central - a volcanic mountainous mass which is well known for Folk Tradition. There is a type of Bagpipe from the region (Cabrette) which is bellows blown and without drones. The bag is traditionally made from goatskin (cabrette meaning kid {young goat} in Auvergne dialect). The Hurdy Gurdy is a popular instrument here and when tuned in GC, it is known as Auvergnat tuning.

The Bourée d'Auvergne is a characteristic dance of the region with 4 couples in a square. The dance is normally in 3 time and danced to the music of Cabrette and Accordian.