Friday, July 28, 2017

Antón Varela

Three days ago, on 25 July, musician and artisan instrument maker Antón Varela died. Varela was a legend in the field of Galician music; a craftsman, interpreter and composer.
He was best known for his bagpipes, an instrument that plays an important role in Galician traditional music.  Varela’s bagpipes are much appreciated for their personal and unmistakable sound.
The choice of wood and other materials makes it possible to individualize each bag and adapt it to the characteristics and requirements of each performer.
Antonio Varela's bagpipes are exhibited in many museums and his instruments are used by professionals all over the world.
Thanks José Luis   

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