Presented in partnership with World Music Institute
“One of the world’s greatest folk instrumentalists.” -The Guardian
Few artists pack as much energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez. He is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, facing the Atlantic Ocean and rich in vibrant, expressive Celtic traditional music.
Núñez respects and seeks to safeguard Galicia’s musical legacy while skillfully exploring fresh, fascinating realms of new possibilities for it. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Laurie Anderson and of course The Chieftains, who introduced Núñez to larger, international audiences.
Núñez’s music draws on influences that range from ancient Celtic music (with a unique Spanish touch) to Medieval and Baroque, and also incorporates sounds and styles of the places where Galicians have settled, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, even the United States.
Carlos Núñez: flute, bagpipes
Xurxo Núñez: percussion
Pancho Álvarez: bouzouk/guitar
Special guests: Local gaita students from Casa Galicia located in Queens