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Gaita

Bagpipes Playing in Contemporary Portugal: Some Key Processes within a Vibrant Musical Practice

Susana Moreno Fernández
University of Valladolid (Spain)

The Galician Bagpipe: A Seductive Nation.

Mano Panforreteiro

A whole hour of bagpipe music for this special edition of Bagpipes Galore celebrating World Radio Day 2013.
Here is a selection of some of the finest piping music from around the world with sounds from Bulgaria to Portugal, Southern Italy to Northern England and with a special Iranian jazz fusion piece. Open your ears and welcome back into the unending world of bagpipes!

Galicia, Spain, has one of the highest densities of bagpipers in the world. The gaita is a popular
instrument and is played in many circumstances, from traditional gatherings to concerts and huge
festivals. With a quick historical background, this episode will mainly be playing records from the first
ever recorded gaitas in 1904 to the latest modern electro-rock sounds.