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Bagpiping myths debunked

Bagpiping myths debunked | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Bagpipes may be synonymous with Scotland, but the history of the unique sounding instrument may come as a surprise.
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Awesome interview/discussion about Scottish and Spanish bagpipes!
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This Gaita Performance Will Blow Your Mind!

Led by 2015 guest conductor, Maestro Andrew Grams, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra will close the concert with a special world premier performance of "Elas", M...

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This is mind blowing! 2015 Sphinx Competition, Cristina Pato, Guest Artist. Simply wonderful!

 

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Bagpipes, Inlets & Forests. Scotland? No, Green Spain.

Bagpipes, Inlets & Forests. Scotland? No, Green Spain. | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

I stand watching Celtic dancing accompanied by bagpipes and surrounded by green meadows & soaring peaks. I pinch myself - how can this be Spain?

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Cristina Pato 2015

Cristina Pato: 2015 Year in Review
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Great recap video of all of Cristina Pato's work in promoting Spanish bagpipe music and awareness all over the world!

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Pipe greats to play two special Hampshire UK concerts

Pipe greats to play two special Hampshire UK concerts | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
CELTIC-inspired music from one of the world’s great pipers is promised during two special concerts in Hampshire.
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Who in the UK is going to this? I saw Carlos in Montana, USA not too long ago. Epic concert. A must see show! :)

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I don't always bagpipe, but when I do I Spanish bagpipe

I don't always bagpipe, but when I do I Spanish bagpipe | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Natan Andres is a Spanish bagpipe musician, entrepreneur, and coffee lover.
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Cristina Pato: Busting Bagpipe Cliche

Cristina Pato: Busting Bagpipe Cliche | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
A Spanish musician is pushing the limits of her chosen instrument, and now she’s coming to San Antonio. “My name is Cristina Pato. I am a bagpiper from
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Not your average gaitera. If you don't' know who Cristina Pato is, then prepare to be amazed!

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Mediocrity will never do

Mediocrity will never do | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"When you pick up your gaita, don't pick it up like everyone else. Don't let your mind slip into "piper's mediocrity." This time, don't drone away, trying to..."

 

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Spanish bagpipe band formed in Kendal, UK

Spanish bagpipe band formed in Kendal, UK | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
THE haunting sounds of Spanish bagpipes can now be heard on the streets of Kendal, with the formation of a new band playing traditional music…
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Carlos Núñez Concert in Bozeman, Montana! March 4, 2015

Carlos Núñez Concert in Bozeman, Montana! March 4, 2015 | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
World-renowned Spanish bagpiper Carlos Núñez is featured in another Grammy Spotlight event at The Ellen Theatre on Wednesday, March 4.
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Woohoo! Carlos Nunez coming to my city! Buy tickets. Check. Invite friends. Check. Meet Carlos in person. In progress. :)

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Spanish pop star Cristina Pato to sing and lecture Jan. 30 at Del Tech - Cape Gazette

Spanish pop star Cristina Pato to sing and lecture Jan. 30 at Del Tech - Cape Gazette | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Cristina Pato, a Galician bagpiper, pianist and composer, will be performing and lecturing about her craft at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at Delaware Tech, Owens Campus in Georgetown. She is a ...
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Also check out her other concerts coming up: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Bagpiper-Cristina-Pato-to-Perform-at-Ware-Center-128-20150109

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Students honored with concert featuring Silk Road Ensemble with Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato

Students honored with concert featuring Silk Road Ensemble with Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

..."Musicians Cristina Pato, center, with Shane Shanahan, left, and Kojiro “Ko” Umezaki perform in Lame Deer in 2012. The musicains, who are part of the Silk Road Ensemble, renew their support for Lame Deer students when they return for a benefit show Sunday at the YAM..."

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Cristina Pato just did a concert in Montana! I'm in Montana. I can't believe I totally missed this!

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Spanish bagpiper to appear at Fermilab

Spanish bagpiper to appear at Fermilab | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
The Cristina Pato Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. May 7 as part of the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series in Batavia.
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Lost Temple Brothers - Muneira (galician bagpipes)

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Great performance on the gaita--def a must see!

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SO, WHERE IS ASTURIAS - Home of the Gaita Asturiana?

SO, WHERE IS ASTURIAS - Home of the Gaita Asturiana? | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

..."With its lush green lands and vast coastline, Asturias is home to many..."

 

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NEW Bagpipe Classifieds! Featured: Galician Gaita For Sale

NEW Bagpipe Classifieds! Featured: Galician Gaita For Sale | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

For Sale: Galician Gaita by Mouriño of Santiago
Price: $1260

Condition: The pipes are in very good condition.
Key: It is pitched in A (the original was Bb)

 

For more details go to:

http://www.spanishbagpipes.com/galician-gaita-for-sale.html

 

 

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

SpanishBagpipes.com has just introduced a new Bagpipes Classifieds! Check out their first listing, a beautiful Galician Gaita by Mouriño of Santiago! http://www.spanishbagpipes.com/galician-gaita-for-sale.html

 

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Keeping Spanish music alive: Group focuses on Spanish music that dates back to medieval times

Keeping Spanish music alive: Group focuses on Spanish music that dates back to medieval times | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"...The two of them started working together, but then she put out word that she needed someone to play Spanish bagpipes – yes, there really is such a thing – and someone put her in touch with Juan Wijngaard and wife Sharon Berman, both “amazing world music folk musicians” who live in Corrales, Pressley said..."

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Spanish Celtic band keeping the music alive in New Mexico!

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Carlos Nuñez On Mountain Stage

Carlos Nuñez On Mountain Stage | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Nuñez brings the audience to its feet with the vibrant, Celtic-flavored music of his native Galicia.
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Awesome mini live concert. A must listen! :)

 

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Galician Roots Mark Huella de España Festival in Cuba

Galician Roots Mark Huella de España Festival in Cuba | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Festival Huella de España ends in Cuba with works that illustrate the Galician roots in the Caribbean archipelago...The songwriter Andrés Suárez, who shared a concert with Cuban trova group Buena Fe, and one of the most virtuous Spanish bagpipes player, Cristina Pato, who performed at the national Museum of Fine Arts were some of the representatives from Galicia."

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Awesome festival celebrating Cuba's connection to Galicia, Spain! So wish I could have been there. :)

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Presentación bordón multitono - Musical JR

Presentación bordón multitono - Musical JR | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
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Awesome news in gaita technology!  *The basic translation is this: they have figure out a way to have your gaita switch between different keys without having to add additional parts, pieces or reeds for each key change. One gaita can do multiple keys!

*To read an English translation, simply put the website URL address into google translate: https://translate.google.com/

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Break out the kilts — or don't — it's International Bagpipe Day!

Break out the kilts — or don't — it's International Bagpipe Day! | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
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International Bagpipe Day? Yep. It was yesterday, but just in case you missed it, Happy International Bagpipe Day!!!

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Artwork of the Galician and Asturian bagpipes

Artwork of the Galician and Asturian bagpipes | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Paintings, etchings, drawings, and sculpture of the Galician and Asturian bagpipes--with maybe a few other kinds of bagpipes thrown in for good measure.
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..where art and music collide, that is where you will find me...

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If you don't want to be average...

If you don't want to be average... | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
If you don't want to be average... http://www.spanishbagpipes.com/
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Happy New Year, everyone!!!

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Cristina Pato’s New Album: “Latina”

Cristina Pato’s New Album: “Latina” | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Using one of the essential rhythms of traditional music: the 6/8, “Latina” is a musical journey from Italy to Spain and Latin America.
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Support Cristina Pato on Kickstarter! She's making a new album and needs our help!

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