In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Musicians will play pipes, tabors and sackbuts, to recreate the music from court and country.
- As the pipe and tabor joined in the tune, Loraine and her partner clasped hands high and walked three steps before turning and going back the other way.
- Dance bands have varied from the medieval one-man band of pipe and tabor to the small symphony orchestras of Johann Strauss.
- They sing a catch, the tune of which Ariel invisibly plays on a tabor and pipe.
- The snare drum of the set resembles the side drum of the symphony orchestra - both drums derive from the medieval tabor.
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