Spanish Bagpipes

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I have a thing for bagpipes--especially Spanish ones. Last night I heard Galician gaiteira extraordinaria Cristina Pato. She's a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, but this time, she was with her own ensemble, serving as ambassador to the 2010 Holy Year (Xacobeo) in Santiago de Compostela, one of the great pilgrimage sites of the world.

My pilgrimages to Santiago have mostly been musical ones. One of them even resulted in a radio story about music on the streets of Spain--featuring bagpipes, of course.