Gaitas-de-fole in Portugal and their connection to Galicia

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Sculpture depicting a bagpiper. Ourense (Galicia). Fourteenth century. In Pablo Carpintero Arias, Os instrumentos Musicaisna, Tradición Galega, 2a Edición. Ed. Difusora, 2010, p. 365. The bagpipe has been represented in iconography in the Iberian Peninsula since the eleventh century, frequently depicted as a rural instrument played by shepherds. The ethnographic evidence of the use of bagpipes in Portugal and Spain goes back to the nineteenth century.

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