presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
Tuesday, September 29, 7:30PM
Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton
$20 in advance, $22 at door
From Galicia, the Celtic region of northwest Spain, Carlos Núñez is widely hailed as the leading player of the gaita (Galician bagpipes) as well as outstanding performer on the flute and whistle.
Coming to international prominence in the 1990s when he was “adopted” by The Chieftains - his frequent tours and recordings with the Irish supergroup leading to his being dubbed 'The Seventh Chieftain’ - Núñez has since released ten solo CDs that have attained gold and platinum status in Spain, including, most recently, Inter-Celtic.
Carlos' stage magnetism and magisterial musicianship have led to raves from the world's press; “Pipe music as if played by Coltrane or Hendrix” - The Guardian (UK), “The world's only bagpipe star” - Liberation (France), “The New King of the Celts” - El Pais (Spain) and “If it's possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, Núñez could be the man. He is handsome and performs with kinetic flair and his playing had the presence and sense of freedom and vitality that are qualities of all exceptional musicians” - Los Angeles Times.
Carlos will joined in concert by his brother Xurxo on percussion and a guitarist and a fiddler TBA.
As Folk Roots noted, “Carlos is a scorching piper and flautist; his sound has a pristine quality which hones into the core of the melody's emotion. The band is tight and confident, setting a pace, blasting to the front of the stage en masse at high points. It's quite wonderful and the public can't get enough of it.”