A frula (pronounced [frǔla]) is a musical instrument which resembles a small recorder or flute. It is an end-blown aerophone. Similar instruments are played throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans. It is typically made of wood and has six holes.
The frula is a traditional instrument of shepherds, who would play while tending their flocks.
Other names for this instrument and similar instruments are: dentsivka (Ukraine), dudka (Russia), duduk (Serbian Vlach, north-western Bulgaria),floghera (Greece), fluier (Romania), furulya (Hungary) and fujarka (Poland). Although it shares the same name as the Bulgarian and Serbian Vlach duduk, the Turkish duduk is a double-reed instrument, very different from the frula.