From Galicia, the Celtic region of northwest Spain, Carlos Núñez is widely hailed as the leading player of the gaita (Galician bagpipes) as well as an outstanding performer on the flute and whistle. Coming to international prominence in the 1990’s when he was ‘adopted’ by The Chieftains, his frequent tours and recordings with the Irish supergroup leading to his being dubbed ‘The Seventh Chieftain,’ Núñez has since released ten ‘solo’ CDs that have attained gold and platinum status in Spain, including, most recently, ‘Inter-Celtic.’ Carlos’ stage magnetism and magisterial musicianship have led to raves from the world’s press; ‘Pipe music as if played by Coltrane or Hendrix’ – The Guardian (UK), and ‘If it’s possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, Núñez could be the man…” – Los Angeles Times.
Carlos Núñez plays: Santa Cruz, September 29; Berkeley October 1; Grass Valley KVMR Festival October 3 & 4.
09/29 Santa Cruz, CA – Don Quixote’s – TICKETS
10/01 Berkeley CA – Freight & Salvage – TICKETS
10/03 Grass Valley, CA – KVMR’s Celtic Festival – TICKETS
10/04 Grass Valley, CA – KVMR’s Celtic Festival – TICKETS