In the first part of the article, Pablo Carpintero introduced the Rosca pipe and here, in part two, he continues his journey of exploration, reaching back into the history of both the Rosca and the bagpipe itself. Rosca related bagpipes in Iberian medieval iconography Fig. 21 Colegiata de Toro, Assuming that cylindrical or square tubes were, as a rule, furnished with single reeds, we found in northwestern medieval iconography some bagpipes very similar to the rosca.Read more »
*Photography by Pablo Carpintero and Alba Vázquez Carpenter * Pablo Carpintero is an ethnomusicologist, musician, maker and researcher into Galician culture. A biologist by training, he has a PhD in science and was a professor of biochemistry at the University of Santiago. He has been a UNESCO consultant working for two years on the committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage and also in the Spanish Ministerio de Cultura committee for ICH. He is a member of the Association of Gaiteiros Galegos and directs a group who specialize in Galician musical traditions: A Requinta de Xian.Read more »
An exhibition by Rosa Sánchez and Pablo Carpintero Rosa Sánchez and Pablo Carpintero are musicians and musical instrument makers and over the last thirty years they have visited all the locations in the Iberian península where the bagpipe is present, including Balearic Islands, with the aim of interviewing and recording female singers and bagpipers. They have now collected more than 700 hours of field recordings that form the main source of bagpiper’s repertoires from the peninsula: 165 bagpipers recorded.Read more »
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