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what else is out there?

Post by anima » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:51 pm

So, other than the Galician and Asturian pipes, what else is commonly played?
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Post by luchovalpo » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:04 am

there are a few more spanish bagpipes..... just to start..... try Sac de gemecs fron Catalunya, Xeremies from the balear islands, gaitas de boto de Aragón.....

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Post by anima » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:41 pm

What about Portugal? do they have their won bagpipes also? Should this become the Iberian pipers forum? :D
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Post by luchovalpo » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:42 am

The portuguese pipers have their own list and association for what they call the gaita-de-foles, despite they have a traditional gaita alike to the gaita de sanabria [ http://www.es-aqui.com/payno/colabora/aliste_gaita.htm ] in Tras-os-montes indeed what most of them play in the north of Portugal.... it is a galician styled gaita.... More at http://www.gaitadefoles.net/

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Post by Celtpastor » Tue May 19, 2009 7:36 pm

Actually, a lot of Spanish Gaitas have a look quite different from Galician or Asturian ones - but the design and sound of the chanter is astoundingly similar (at least with modern instruments) to the Galician ones: Xeremia, Sac de Gemecs, Gaita de Boto - all tuned in Do (C Maj.), open fingered and sounding very much like "female" Gaitas Gallegas...

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Post by JimmyThePiper » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:06 pm

I had never noticed this part of the forum hehehe..

Here's my two cents, In Portugal we play both galician gaita and gaita transmontana or gaita mirandesa.

The most common these days is in Bb minor with sensible instead of subtonic (A). There are gaitas transmontanas with a major scale and in several different keys (C, B, Bb, A...) but the Bb minor is the default these days. All with open fingering.

Here are a few examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkcSUB02aFI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2Dh-nzvz0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35y_Ou9NMs#t=00m20s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12wIHXnlCeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwTSBco7F2M (one of my favorites!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihPdvXz1Mbk (modern cover by Noidz, a.. Strange band hehe)
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Re: what else is out there?

Post by anima » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:58 am

cool, thanks I will watch those tonight. :-)

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Post by JimmyThePiper » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:01 am

So, did you enjoy it? ;)

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Post by anima » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:31 am

I did! :-0

What are those dress like things they are wearing in the 2nd and 3rd videos - is that some sort of traditional outfit?

I like the 4th one "Roncos De Diabo" which pipes are they playing in that?

and the 5th one "Baile das Oliveiras" is awesome - great drumming. I'd like to get the notes to the tune.

Dig that crazy set of pipes that Death is playing in the Noidz video, they remind me of a folk/heavy-metal version of Gwar
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Post by JimmyThePiper » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:38 pm

Well I can't say for sure why they use it, its not any traditional outfit I know of but the band is called "velha gaiteira" which literaly means "old lady bagpiper".
From their website, they say Velha gaiteira is an ancient character of the Portuguese Folk, which, according to folk stories, was all the women who loved parties and everything that could gather the People, as, for example, music.
There are no mentions to the outfit but a lot of old ladies from small towns tens to dress more or less like that, so...

All the bagpipes played in the videos are Gaitas transmontanas in Sib minor as far as I can tell, the forth video just shows pictures of a few different styles of construction.

As for the sheet of baile das oliveiras.. I don't have it yet but I'll try to write it. Embellishments apart, its a fairly simple tune. Ill say something when its done ;)

Actually, I found out today that the band that actually played the bagpipe part of Noidz's Root sounds of the earth where Roncos do diabo hehehe
As a curiosity for you, the main players of Roncos do Diabo are Vitor Felix and Mario Estanislau, the makers of my gaita hehehe ;)

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