Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 3

Nikita Vassil

Nikita Vassil plays herder’s horn in 1913. Photo by A. O. Väisänen. ERA, Foto 972.

Sido Nikit and his son Nikita Vassil were living in the village of Kiiova in the community of Petseri (later Meremäe) when Armas Otto Väisänen visited them in 1913. At the age of 46 Nikit was recorded playing the buckhorn and Vassil, at the age of 13 recorded two pieces on the herder’s horn.

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