Articles by: Varela, Anton

My Gaita Journey - as a maker and player Jun 2017 in Chanter 2017 Summer

Translated by Cassandre Balosso-Bardin I started to play the bagpipes in the 1970s in Ferrol, Northern Galicia. It is relevant to recall the situation at the time: they are the inevitable circumstances that put my story in context. In the previous decade, Spain had abandoned autarky and the isolation policy that had defined the initial period after the war. It led to economic prosperity that influenced the social fabric, changed customs and encouraged the desire to change.

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