Paulo Tato Marinho’s Masterful Portuguese Bagpipes

Paulo Tato Marinho – Gaitas de Fole em Portugal

Paulo Tato Marinho – Gaitas de Fole em Portugal (Fundacao GDA, 2018)

Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Paulo Tato Marinho dedicates Gaitas de Fole em Portugal (Bagpipe music from Portugal) to the bagpipes of Western Europe. He plays various types of Iberian bagpipes along with Irish, Scottish and Breton pipes.

Gaitas de Fole em Portugal contains a mix of modern recreations of traditional and medieval Portuguese tunes, dances and songs along with original compositions. In addition to bagpipes, Paulo Tato Marinho also plays a wide range of wind instruments, percussion and string instruments such as cavaquinho and viola braguesa.

Gaita de fole is the name used in Portuguese to refer to a set of wind and reed musical instruments that have in common the ability to emit continuous sound through a flexible air bag. Its variety is enormous in morphological and musical characteristics, corresponding to different geographical and historical origins.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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