news & events

2017 Calendar: News and upcoming events


photo source: Sarris Xaris


17-21 August

«6th Gaida Seminar"

Didimoticho, Evrow Perfecture


published: 9th August 2017



photo source: Ouzounis Athanasios


Saturday, 26th August

«9th gaida festival»

Trikala, Imathia Perfecture


published: 14th August 2017





2016 Calendar


11th June 2016

Our teacher Christides Paschalis left us

"I will not be, but the gaida will be here,

the place filled with it"…


published 12th June 2016



18th June 2016

"Kale Paniir"

9th gaida player convention



published 12th June 2016



21th June 2016

Παγκόσμια ημέρα μουσικής

(θερινό ηλιοστάσιο)



published 16th June 2016



28th June 2016

Το Σ.Δ.Ε. Δράμας θα παρουσιάσει

παραδοσιακούς χορούς



published: 16th June 2016



August 2016

"Gaida Gathering"

Pentalofos, Evros Perfecture



published: 12th June 2016



After the 16th of August

«5th Northern Evros Gaida Seminar"

Didimoteicho, Evros Perfecture



published 12th June 2016



  • 9η συνάντηση γκαϊντατζίδων στο Διδυμότειχο. Συνάντηση στις 20:00 στο δημαρχείο του Διδυμοτείχου. Θα ακολουθήσει γλέντι στο πεζόδρομο.

  • Το Σχολεό Δεύτερης Ευκαιρίας στα πλαίσια των Διαθεματικών εργασιών που ολοκλήρωσε θα παρουσιάσει στην εκδήλωση απονομής των δευτεροετών παραδοσιακούς χορόυς. Η εκδήλωση θα λάβει χώρα στις 18:30 στο ανοιχτό θεατράκι στις πηγές της Βαρβάρας στη Δράμα. Στην γκάιντα ο Ουζούνης Αθανάσιος, στην ποντιακή λύρα ο Σαυρόγλου Ευθήμης και στο νταούλι ο Δαουλτζής Θεόδωρος.

  • Στην μεγαλύτερη ημέρα του έτους (θερινό ηλιοστάσιο) έχει καθιερωθεί να γιορτάζεται η παγκόσμια ημέρα μουσικής.

  • Κάθε Αύγουστο λαμβάνει χώρα η συνάντηση γκάιντας στον Πεντάλοφο, στο τρίγωνο του Έβρου.

  • Το σεμινάριο γκαίντας συνεχίζει και φέτος για 4η συνεχής χρονιά. Αναμένεται να λάβει χώρα μετά τις 16 Αυγούστου.


 past events


  • The "Koupa" custom at Kria Vrisi, Drama Perfecture. On Sunday March 13.
  • The "Bey" custom at the village of Asproneri, Evros Perfecture. 13th of March at 10:00 a.m.
  • The "Bey" custom at the village of Asvestades, Evros Perfecture. 13th of March at 10:00 a.m.
  • The custom of the "King" at the village of Petrota, Evros Perfecture. 13th of March.
  • The International Bagpipe day is approaching. On March 10th get out and play.
  • The Evros gaida players in Xanthi. 27th of January at 11 o'clock. Opening of the Folklore days festival
  • Mr. Kakagiannis, a refugee (1923) from Asia Minor from Sokia village near Aydin in today modern Turkey, playing the tsambouna. Kirgia in Drama Perfecture,  Sunday February the 28th at 12:00 o'clock.
  • The Bambo custom in Ksilagani, Rodopi Perfecture. Friday 8th of January
  • The Babugeri custom in Kali Vrisi, Drama Perfecture, 6,7,8th of January. Main event at the 8th. Chasing the winter away with sounds of the local gaida and dachare (kind of drum).
  • The Arapides custom in Volakas Village, Drama Perfecture, 7th of January.


2015 Calendar

  • The Kamila custom in Oinoi at Orestiada, Evros Perfecture, 26th of December. A wooden Camel is been taken from house to house accompanied by music. Each house offers food and drink and money to the camel and its company.
  • 8th gaida meeting in the village of Trikala, Imathia perfecture on the 22nd of August.

  • 4th gaida seminar is going to be held from the 17th to the 21st of August in Didimoticho, Evros region. For more information please contact the organisers
  • 8th gaida meeting at the village of Pentalofos will be held at the 8th of August, Evros region.


2014 Calendar

  • The 3rd gaida seminar is going to be held from the 17th to the 21st of August in Didimoticho, Evros region. The siminar is organized by a group of young gaida players of the association "Ioannis Doukas Batatzis". The music ethnologist Haris Sarris is the scientific consultant of the seminar whose phd thesis was on the gaida of Evros.