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Galician Bagpipes, Uruguayan BBQ Mix at Montevideo’s Hogar Español

...Twice a year, these gatherings become a festive occasion with “muñeiras” and “gaitas” from Galicia and Andalucia providing the music...

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Susana Seivane - "Polka da Ulla"

Susana Seivane - "Polka da Ulla"
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Just a little gaita gallega music video coming your way to rock your Thursday!

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¡Feliz Halloween! 

¡Feliz Halloween!  | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness—for then The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, and their will Shall overshadow thee; be still....
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Happy Halloween everyone!

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Halloween and All Saints' Day: Five ways to celebrate

Halloween and All Saints' Day: Five ways to celebrate | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the end of the pilgrims' routes from across Europe, is an excellent place to end up on 1 November.
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Anyone up for a Halloween pilgrimage to Galicia? I'll bring the bagpipes, you bring the pumpkin pie and cider. :)

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Santiago de Compostela: Gaitero

Santiago de Compostela: Gaitero
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"A people who forget their origins lose their identity; a people who lose their identity become dust." -Motto, League of Celtic Galicia

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A Celtic Musical Pilgrimage to Santiago

A Celtic Musical Pilgrimage to Santiago | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"Galician Carlos Nunez plays the Galician bagpipes (known as gaita), related to but not quite the same as the Irish and Scottish pipes, but all three types made up part of the concert program he brought to Town Hall Saturday night..."

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Galician musician Carlos Nuñez keeps it eclectic

Galician musician Carlos Nuñez keeps it eclectic | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

It's not news that Carlos Nuñez will be playing seven concerts in the Pacific Northwest this fall: after all, even Nanaimo should be entitled to some Spanish bagpipe music every once in a while, no? What’s more interesting is that the Galician master...

 

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Carlos Nuñez is coming to the Pacific Northwest (USA). Who all is going?!

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Celtiberians: The Celts of Northern Spain

Celtiberians: The Celts of Northern Spain | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Celts have always been associated with the northern European lands and of inhabiting Ireland, Scotland and Wales; but it is true that Celtic tribes did migrate to Spain, known then as the Iberian Peninsula.Today, it is believed some Celtic tribes migrated, not invaded, the Iberian Peninsula from…
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Innovative Classroom Experiment ‘CreateLab’ Takes Shape With Spanish Piper Cristina Pato

Innovative Classroom Experiment ‘CreateLab’ Takes Shape With Spanish Piper Cristina Pato | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

Take eight faculty members from various disciplines—economics, sociology, psychology, music and theatre. Add 80 students with more than a dozen different majors. Bring in Cristina Pato, the Galician bagpipe “diva.” Set it in a renovated theatre space turned into a think tank or “incubator.” Born is the Creative Laboratory or “CreateLab,” an innovative pedagogical experiment, at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Cristina Pato continues to innovate and inspire a new generation of spanish bagpipe players. Great stuff!

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Spanish Bagpiper Carlos Nunez Headlines 2014 Colorado Scottish Festival

Spanish Bagpiper Carlos Nunez Headlines 2014 Colorado Scottish Festival | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

2014 Special Events Schedule: See CARLOS NUNEZ, THE JIMI HENDRIX OF BAGPIPES! at the Saturday evening concert, 7-10 pm.

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Ok. Who's going to this?! If you are, take pictures and send them our way. We all would love to hear about your experience!

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Lost account of Spanish war sees light after 70 years

Lost account of Spanish war sees light after 70 years | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - When Henry Buckley crossed the Pyrenees in 1939 with the remnants of the defeated Spanish Republican forces, he had reported on Spain for 10 years, witnessed the great battles of the
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Green Celtic Asturias – the Wales of Spain?

Green Celtic Asturias – the Wales of Spain? | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"...Finally, quite a sound to hear, and something you wouldn’t expect outside of Hibernia. Las gaitas – bagpipes – are an age-old part of Asturian culture. Here they’re a little different-sounding than, say, “Scotland the Brave” or “Bonnie Dundee”, of course (have a listen to the video below), but arguably goes back further. You see, Asturias as well as neighbouring Galicia were home to the Celts before they arrived in the British Isles, and this is one of the major legacies of Celtic culture here..."

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It seems the secret of Celtic Spain is being discovered and reported by more and more people. Here's another great article covering the beautiful history, landscape, and people of Asturias, Spain.

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Juego de Tronos [Game of Thrones Theme - Galician bagpipe version]!!!

Juego de Tronos [Game of Thrones Theme - Galician bagpipe version) Juego de Tronos (Versión con gaita gallega) Juego de Tronos (Versión con gaita galega)
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Awesome rendition of the Game of Thrones Theme song played on Galician bagpipes. Enjoy!

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Carlos Nunez: Galician Bagpipes & Flutes - FULL CONCERT!

A concert by bagpiper and flutist Carlos Nunez. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions ...
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Missed Carlos Nunez in concert? Check out this stunning full concert of him on Galician bagpipes and flutes! Viva la gaita!

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The endless possibilities of connection

The endless possibilities of connection | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
They’re well named, for they comprise, three Swedish folk fiddlers, a West African Kora player, an Israeli/Tunisian woman singer, an Indian girl percussionist, a lass from France who plays Galician bagpipes, an Irish accordionist, two lads on drums with dreadlocks, a bass player who looks like he ought to be in Showaddywaddy and a couple more who look like buskers or acrobats.
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Bringing the world together through music and Galician bagpipes! :)

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Caldo Gallego - Galician White Bean Soup, For The Cold Winter's Eve

Caldo Gallego - Galician White Bean Soup, For The Cold Winter's Eve | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Caldo Gallego, or white bean soup, hails from Spain's Galicia region, a place where good, hot soup and hearty meals reign supreme.The flavors of Chorizo and white beans meld to make a uniquely Spanish soup. The classic taste is instantly recognizable—spicy sausage infuses the traditional white…
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Can't get warm enough to play your bagpipes outside in the cold? Hungry for something hot and epically delicious? Try this traditional white bean soup from Galicia, Spain!

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DNA Results from Asturias, Spain Add to the Genographic Project Human Family Tree

DNA Results from Asturias, Spain Add to the Genographic Project Human Family Tree | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Genetic results from Asturias, Spain, or Espana Verde (Green Spain), go deeper than the delightful cidre and fabada asturiana. From low hominin ancestry to high numbers of unique European lineages, the Genographic Project sheds new light on the history of Espana Verde.
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▶ Banda Gaites Llacín, En "Llanes al Cubo" (Andarina)

El Llacín es una de las bandas de gaitas más pujantes de Asturias. Está haciendo una magnífica labor entre la juventud del Oriente de Asturias, despertando e...
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Just awesome!

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Bagpiper Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion (Video)

Bagpiper Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion (Video) | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

...Pato, a Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer, and Golijov, a Grammy award-winning composer, will introduce “Time, Memory and Identity”—this year’s Arts Transcending Borders theme, a new initiative at the College designed to infuse...

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Be sure to watch the video posted in this article! Really interesting to hear Cristina Pato's creative process in making music. :)

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Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Where is the seventh Celtic nation? | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it
Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.
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This Just In: SpanishBagpipes.com Has A Beautiful New Look!

This Just In: SpanishBagpipes.com Has A Beautiful New Look! | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

With a new, modern look, SpanishBagpipes.com continues to provide invaluable information for the new and seasoned bagpipers and students of Spanish-Celtic history and heritage. Come check out their new website today and let them know what you think!

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Ancient graffiti proves Spain's Irish links

Ancient graffiti proves Spain's Irish links | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

An ancient inscription discovered on a 14th century church in Spain's Galicia region has been identified as Gaelic; the first written evidence of the northern region’s Irish and Scottish heritage.

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The ancient Gaelic graffiti is just another piece of the proof of Spain's Celtic roots. Also check out this article (http://hnn.us/article/7406 ) talking about the DNA connection between Northwestern Spain and Ireland and Scotland.

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Amazing Photo: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia

Amazing Photo: A secret spot near Corrubedo, Galicia | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

Galicia might be a region out of the well-known touristy Spanish circuits and, in some sense, it might be good to leave it like that. It has a rugged nature awaiting to be explored that, sometimes, delights us with stunning captures like this long-exposure one. This picture was taken at a “secret” spot near Corrubedo, Galicia.

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Just a few minutes before this picture was taken, I'm sure the fairies and magic people were here, dancing and playing la gaita gallega to the ocean winds.

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Spanish Musician to Play His Unique Gaita Bagpipes at Levitt Pavilion

Spanish Musician to Play His Unique Gaita Bagpipes at Levitt Pavilion | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

Spanish multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez will bring his gaita bagpipes from Spain into the stage of Levitt Pavilion on Saturday, July 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m... He is one of the world’s most famous players of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, a region in Spain’s northwest that is rich in vibrant, uniquely expressive Celtic traditional music.

 

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So who lives near Pasadena, California and is going to this concert?!

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Play Galician Bagpipes On Your iPad!

Play Galician Bagpipes On Your iPad! | Spanish Bagpipes Today | Scoop.it

"Blowgicla Gaita Galician Bagpipe is a virtual galician bagpipe that you can use to study your favorite tunes. The fingering works like a real galician bagpipe!!!" See a YouTube demo here: http://youtu.be/we7wFUfHTkE

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The gaita gallega has come to the iPad! (Check out a demonstration here: http://youtu.be/we7wFUfHTkE ). For all you gaita players who've been wishing you could also play on your iPad, those dreams are finally a reality. (I'm still waiting to be able to play on my Android smartphone, though!). Try this "Blowgical Gaita Galician Bagpipe" out and let us know what you think!

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