Gruppo Pifferi e Tamburi, Ivrea, Italia

On the Pipes and Drums of the Group of Ivrea City it seems to derive from the ancient tradition of the eighteenth century six- carnivals rionali, called by some "pifferate" of their repertoire which bear the names of the five different parishes of the old quarters of the city.

The group recognizes in the tradition of military bands that once accompanied the armies along the European campaigns.

Once lost a military connotation, this musical accompaniment, has been adopted to give rhythm to the pace of a carnival procession, composed in the mid '800 mostly by people in military uniform and of modest proportions.

The Group consists of a group of musicians, who appears in rare photo shoots consists of only three or four pipers and drummers as many, some in civilian clothes, lined up in an apparently random, but in 1908, the centenary edition of the Carnival counted in addition to the dealer, five pipers, five drummers, a bass drum and the bearer of his hitter.

He then formed the "Committee for the reorganization of fifes and tambourines" formed by the music teacher Angelo Burbatti, transcriber of all the play, by Peter Cavallo, adjutant general and Nicola Viglio.

As time passes the workforce will increase to that, in the years following World War it reached the number of six to eight flutes, six or 8:00 to 10:00 drummers, in addition to the two officers bass drum. This headcount has remained largely unchanged since very recently and now include fifteen fifes, many drummers, the carrier and the player of the bass drum.

The essential and indissoluble tie that binds the Group at the Historic Carnival of Ivrea, which is the irreplaceable soundtrack, enriched with meanings and ancient calls the musical animation of the festival.

The historical background of the formation of the Pipes and Drums, while immersed in military tradition, has always been a part inseparable from the world popular Ivrea and Canavese.