Carlos Núñez - Keltia Produccións


Galicia's most successful musical export for 20 years

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Galicia's most successful musical export for 20 years


Collaborations with The Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo, León Gieco, Milton Nascimento, Carlinhos Brown, Lenine, Dominguinhos, Adriana Calcanhotto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson, Jackson Browne, Los Lobos, Mike
Scott (The Waterboys), Luz Casal, Noa, Dulce Pontes, Teresa Salgueiro (Madredeus), Carmen Linares, Vicente Amigo, Cañizares, Carles Benavent, Taraf Caransebes, Jordi Savall,
Montserrat Caballé...

“El nuevo rey de los celtas”
Manuel Rivas, EL PAIS (1995)

“If it’s possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on the bagpipes and recorder, Nuñez could be the man. He is handsome and performs with kinetic flair and
his playing had the presence and sense of freedom and vitality that are qualities of all exceptional musicians”
Mike Boehm, LOS ANGELES TIMES (1995)

“Mr. Nuñez plays the Spanish bagpipes with the same amazing precision and soul that Itzhak Pearlman brings to the violin”
Thor Christensen, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS (1995)

“The Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipe”
Howell Llewellyn, BILLBOARD (1996)

“He plays this instrument with such a breathtaking dexterity and passion that it seems only a matter of time before the charismatic Spaniard enters the upper tier of
world-music stars”
Earle Hitchner, IRISH ECHO (USA) (1996)

“elevou o nível de execução e de exigência técnica da gaita-de-foles aos limites da perfeição”
Fernando Magalhães, O PUBLICO (Portugal) (1996)

“Individual and ensemble playing were a sheer delight big Pete Townsendish bouzouki licks, melifuous Spanish guitar, saucy dancing fiddle, all dappled with the liquid
sunshine of Nunez´s whistle, or the fiery pulse-quickening squeal of his pipes. No tricks, no safety net, just sheer
bone-deep musicianship”
Sue Wilson, THE SCOTSMAN (Scotland) (1997)

“Be flabbergasted by the focused talent of someone embarking in what will be a distinguished career”
Jan Fairley, FOLK ROOTS (1997)

“la seule star planétaire de la cornemuse”
François-Xavier Gómez, LIBÉRATION (1997)

“Nunez proved he is a unifying musical force and I have rarely seen the communality of music so brilliantly displayed and an audience so entranced”

“Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.”
Bob Flynn, THE GUARDIAN, UK (1999)

“Carlos Nunez is one of the world’s most exciting, and most serious, musicians.”
Colin Irwin, BBC RADIO 2 ONLINE (2000)

“el encantador de audiencias ha vuelto a Argentina” Muy bueno.
Mauro Apicella, LA NACIÓN (ARGENTINA) (2008)

“Overflowing with natural charm, Nunez has become quite the showman as well as the brilliant instrumentalist on just about every woodwind instrument you can imagine”
Robert Dawson Scott THE TIMES ***** (5 STARS REVIEW)(2010)

“é como se oferecesse à nossa música um fundamento perdido, a nota arquetípica capaz de sustentar tanta diversidade.”
Sidney Molina, FOLHA DE S. PAULO (2010)

“Al final los tres se paran al borde del escenario, mientras Xurxo, desde atrás, arremete con sus bombos, Jon se arrodilla sacudiendo su violín y su melena desordenada,
para que los fans de la primera fila le saquen fotos, Pancho Alvarez con su guitarra es una fina estampa, y Núñez con su gaita como una Strato, son Ron Wood, Keith Richards y Mick Jagger. Sí, sí: son los Stones”
Hugo Soriani, PAGINA 12 (Argentina) (2013)

“thrilling performance by one of the world’s greatest folk instrumentalists. Carlos Núñez is from Galicia, the Celtic area in the north-west of the country, and has played the
province’s pipes, flute, whistles and recorder with everyone from the Chieftains, Buena Vista Social Club, Ry Cooder and
Laurie Anderson to Freddie Mercury’s favourite soprano, Montserrat Caballé”
Robin Denselow, THE GUARDIAN (2013)

“el más internacional de entre los músicos peninsulares tradicionales”
Fernando Neira, EL PAIS (2013)

“Núñez is a one-man version of Ireland’s famed group The Chieftains”
Tom Keogh, THE SEATTLE TIMES (2014)

“Carlos Nuñez is far more than “the Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipes,” or the “the seventh Chieftain,” an honorary
member of the legendary traditional Irish band. But if you happen to be the modern master of the gaita, the bagpipe of Galicia, a region in the northwest corner of Spain, maybe such barker’s calls help make new audiences stop and look. The truth is richer"
Fernando González, MIAMI HERALD (2014)

“Carlos Núñez’s sound crosses borders”
Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON GLOBE (2014)

participating in

  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2007


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