Yrjänä Ermala is artist, instrument maker and musician (read more about Yrjänä and Helka, and their band Tulikoira) specialised on various flutes and bagpipes. He has also made some harps especially for the 8th Nordic Harp Meeting.
At the NHM 2015 Yrjänä gave an instrument making workshop: Video
“My workshop will be about making a simple but useful reed pipe with a Bamboo body and a separate Spanish Cane reed. The pipe will be tuned at concert pitch D, with a possibility to play both major and minor scales. The basic concept can also be used in making a hornpipe or even an ancient greek Aulos, Launeddas or a bagpipe.”