Carlos Núñez

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 8:00pm
AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD, 20852 + Google + Outlook

Photo credit Javier Salas  

Few pop stars can match the charisma, virtuosity, and imagination of Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez. He is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia. This region of Spain is home to a vibrant but perhaps underappreciated brand of Celtic traditional music. Núñez’s instrumental arsenal also includes the ocarina, assorted whistles, Scottish highland pipes, uilleann (Irish) pipes, bombarde (a kind of Breton oboe), biniou koz (Breton bagpipes), and pastoral pipes (18th century precursor of the uilleann pipes). Núñez has become Galicia’s foremost traditional music ambassador, sharing these uniquely expressive sounds with the world.