Tools of the TradeBy:
Diego Piñeiro was born in Santiago de Compostela in 1978. Since 2004, he makes Galician gaitas and Mallorcan xeremies. A carpenter by trade, he taught himself the instrument making skills by visiting many artisans, sharing advice and methods. He currently combines his bagpipe making practice with the construction and repair of metal wind instruments after a few years of specialised training in Bremen, northern Germany. The shape, size and material of the rings that decorate a bagpipe are, in large part, elements that differentiate and identify each particular sort of bagpipe.