Perfecture of Pella in the geographical department of Central Makedonia
In the perfecture of Pella there is only some sporadic presence of gaida, although it was quite common in the past. Here the gaida was replaced by brass
instruments introduced by the French Army during the first world war. Dietrich recorded Botsvaris Nikolaos from Aridea before 2000. Nowadays only Diskos
Anastasios from the village of Xifiani is known to play the gaida.
The Melody, which can be heard in the following video, is known throughout Macedonia, and it is danced za ramo (holding shoulders) by many communities
regardless of the language they speak, or which side of the modern borders they live. From the CD "Makedonikes Mousikes Rizes" produced by Dimitris
Ioannou and "Akrites Almopias" with Anastasios Diskos (gaida, kaval, floyera), Eleftheria Ioannou (tambura), Nikos Lagoudis (tambura), Dimitris Ioiannou