Festival of bagpipes
Festival of Folk Instruments and Songs "Pece Atanasoski" takes place in an authentic open stage in the village of Dolneni, near Prilep. It exists since 1974, and its founder Pece Atanasovski is the most famous Macedonian piper and folklore pedagogue, enthusiast of the folk creativity and tradition. He left behind a great achievement, including the Festival of Folk Instruments and Songs in Dolneni. It is one of a kind in the country and on the Balkans and the main task is to save from extinction the ancient and valuable skills of the players of folk instruments and singers of the traditional folk songs. The Festival is international and in the past 32 years there were 9000 pipers and folk singers from all over the world.