Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Exploring Connections: Carlos Núñez and "Feira de Mangaio"

Your random tune today is by Carlos Núñez Muñoz, a Spanish/Galician musician who usually goes by the name Carlos Núñez. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays the gaita, the Galician bagpipe, Galician flute, ocarina, Irish flute, whistle and low whistle. He was born in Vigo, Spain and began to play bagpipes at eight. He met Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains in his late teens and performed with the band, becoming known as the band's 7th member, as well as appearing with them on their album Santiago which focused on Galician music. He continues to tour, play in large and small venues and release recordings. This song, a well-known Brazilian song called Feira de Mangaio, can be found on his album Alborada do Brasil (2009) and on his 2014 album Inter-Celtic.