Spanish Bagpipes

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 06:12 PM

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.

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Lesley from New Jersey and environs

I share your fondness for Galician bagpipes. We spent our honeymoon in Santiago de Compostela and have fond memories of listening to street bagpipers playing in a particular spot outside the cathedral. My husband made some sound recordings -- the soundtrack of our honeymoon. We named our son after this amazing city. Thanks for the information.

May. 14 2010 10:21 AM

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