Spanish Celtic Bagpiper to Perform in Lubbock

Carlos Nunez is an internationally known, Grammy-nominated Galician bagpiper.

WHAT: International music phenomenon Carlos Núñez will be in Lubbock for an evening of traditional Galician Spanish Celtic music, playing the gaïta (Spanish bagpipes) as well as a flute, whistle and recorder. He will be accompanied by musicians on the fiddle, bouzouki and percussion.

The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday (March 10)

WHERE: The Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St.

WHO: Núñez is the world's most famous gaïta player. The gaïta hails from Galicia, Spain's northwest region known for its vibrant, unique traditional Celtic music. He has been playing the gaïta since he was 8 years old and learned the recorder at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. He also plays a number of other instruments, including the Scottish highland pipes and the ocarina.

He has played and recorded with the Chieftains, a traditional Irish band. Núñez has released a number of solo albums as well and has been nominated for a Grammy twice.

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CONTACT:  Roger Landes, professor, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7844 or roger.landes@ttu.edu.