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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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Artist Profiles: Paulo Tato Marinho

Paulo Tato Marinho

Paulo Tato Marinho was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1964. He is dedicated to bagpipes as an instrumentalist, teacher, researcher, composer and builder.

He began playing the bagpipes in 1982. His taste for the instrument was born in Alto Minho where he spent his vacations in the village of his paternal family, São Pedro da Torre – Valença. In this area, bordering Galicia (Spain), he saw and heard Galician pipers who led to an early fascination for the bagpipe.

In 1983 he joined iconic Portuguese band Sétima Legião and the following year he joined the dance and song group “Anaquiños da Terra” based out of the Galician Center of Lisbon. In 1992 he was one of the founders of another seminal band, Gaiteiros de Lisboa.

In 1999 he was one of the founders of “APEDGF – Portuguese Association for the Study and Dissemination of Bagpipes”. He has participated and collaborated in shows and recordings with various musical projects.

Discography:

Gaitas de Fole em Portugal (Fundacao GDA, 2018)

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