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Galicia

The Galician Bagpipe: A Seductive Nation.

Mano Panforreteiro

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.

First episode of the bagpipe world! This episode gives a small overview of how a bagpipe works and plays musical examples of different instruments from Galicia, Majorca, Ireland and Bulgaria, plunging you directly into a whole new dimension and giving you a foretaste of what is to come.