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Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by LuifeSpain » Sun May 31, 2009 7:48 am

A Fonsagrada is a rural village situated in Lugo. Historically, the proximity with Asturias has configurated a very interesying piping style, wit the the use of "requinteo" (use of some second octave notes, like asturian bagpipes) and half-closed fingerig with a technic very similar to asturian bagpipes. Here you can see the location. It´s nearby from Ribera de Piquin, where Xose Seivane started making bagpipes.

http://maps.google.es/maps?hl=es&q=fons ... e&resnum=1

I have discover a very interesting old stuff from their pipers in Youtube.

Manuel de Juano de San Martin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMRthit3 ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGg44dk3 ... annel_page

Sergio da Veiga (I love his style):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvaSIiJ_ ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyJLxSo ... annel_page

Xusto do Rego:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1GHyidC ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gLyIB_R ... annel_page

Ramón da Chiculateira:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hK-sL1- ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqYMWhjV ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHR6H498 ... annel_page

Jose Marentes (the only person who can makes real silences between notes):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVi7n053 ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9wE4kEB ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRyXjYNq ... annel_page

Emilio Fernández (LOVELY PLAYING):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MZIyi9P ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f4Ba61Y ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7SMAgSW ... annel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSw1vhh6 ... annel_page

These are very good videos for get an idea about the traditional style fo this zone og Galicia. You can learn a lot listening these "rolling stones" of de Gaita, they know very well the correct ornamentation and style.

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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by dan chaffee » Sun May 31, 2009 3:08 pm

These are all quite impressive. So, can you use these half-closed styles
with a puntero that is designed for open fingering?
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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by oregaiteiro » Sun May 31, 2009 4:19 pm

Moi ben Luife - these are beautiful videos! I am trying to play pechado some these days also - it sounds so good. Thank you!!

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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by LuifeSpain » Sun May 31, 2009 5:48 pm

Dear Dan, of course, you can get the half-closed fingering with a modern open-fingering chanter. In fact thet Gaiteiros of the videos plays with Seivane chanters designed for open fingering.

The only note you can´t get in closed position in an open-fingering chanter is the F note. You need to open the hole of this note for get it in closed-fingering. The rest of the notes can be obtained with good reeds and correct presure in both fingerings.

Oregaitero, are you in L-gaita too?? I would like to see in a photo you, because I´m sure we know common people. I´m friend of Juanjo Fernandez, Pablo Carpintero, Seivane, Pablo Seoane, Castro Vicente Brothers...Maybe we have meet in Galicia and we didn´t know.

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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by oregaiteiro » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:03 am

HI Luife - I lurk on l-gaita, , never have posted there. Though I did by a gaita that I saw there from Sr. Presedo, whom I met when I was in Pontevedra. I know Pablo Carpintero, and have taken one class on pechado from Juanjo Fernandes. My daughter spent the last year in Santiago, and hopes to go back to study for the next few years, and I try to get over there once a year or so. I have a good friend, Alexandre Cadarso, a gaiteiro in Ames, with whom I stay. If we have not met, I hope one day we do.
Kevin

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Post by oregaiteiro » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:04 am

Oh, and you can see a photo of me on the Seivane website, page three of images, lower left corner.( misspelled my last name)

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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by LuifeSpain » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:56 am

My Dear Friend, we haven´t meet yet but....We can say we have played the same F Seivane Gaita :P

This is you:

http://www.seivane.es/ga/documentacion/index1_3.html

And this is me:

Image

Great bagpipe, isn´t it?? The little drone is A TENOR C GAITA DRONE!!!

I want one of this one day. I have got a second hand closed-fingering chanter in G from Seivane, blackwood and silver, BEAUTIFULL!

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Re: Gaiteiros da Fonsagrada

Post by oregaiteiro » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:15 pm

A closed fingering G sounds wonderful. Mine is open, and now I wish I had asked for closed. But perhaps I will order one. It is still a wonderful instrument. I have some redordings of a young man named Xacoby playing a G punteiro, some wonderful tunes. I am trying to learn them now.

saludos desde oregon

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