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The world’s best Irish bagpipes player is a Spaniard

Can’t believe it? Watch this new vid from my Boston pal Greg Shea.

Carlos Nuñez is coming to the UK in January. If you haven’t booked, you’re going to be so sorry.

Born in Galicia, Spain, Carlos Nuñez began playing the bagpipes at the age of eight. He met Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains as a teenager and later became known as the “7th member” of the band. In Europe, he plays to sold out stadiums and arenas. He has toured throughout the world and continues to wow audiences with his high-spirited Celtic music.

Nunez kicked off his latest North American tour from the intimate confines of The Burren Irish Pub in Somerville, Massachusetts. This is their closing encore of the night, “Aires de Pontevedra”.

Carlos Nuñez — Galician piper
Xurxo Nuñez — Percussion
Hanneke Cassel — Fiddle
Katie McNally — Fiddle
Pancho Álvarez — Guitar

The Burren Backroom Series is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH Radio.

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  1. The original inhabitants of Spain were the Celts

  2. Anais Smart says:

    Thanks for announcing Carlos’ January/February 2013 UK tour with Philip Pickett & Musicians of the Globe, Norman. For more information about the tour:

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