Galandum Galundaina & Pauliteiros de Miranda

Galandum Galundaina & Pauliteiros de Miranda

Line up

  • Alexandre Meirinhos  (vocals, snaredrum, kick drum, tambourine)
  • Bruno Machado  (dancer)
  • Diogo Coordeiro  (dancer)
  • Diogo Rodrigues  (dancer)
  • João Pratas  (vocals, pastoral flute, bone flute, transversal fl)
  • José Geraldes  (dancer)
  • José Luis Meirinhos  (dancer)
  • Paulo Meirinhos  (vocals, rabel, bagpipe, tambourine, mirandese tamb)
  • Paulo Preto  (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, mirandese bagpipe, dulyaina, )
  • Rodrigo Galego  (dancer)
  • Rui Antão  (dancer)
  • Sérgio Meirinhos  (dancer)


Galandum Galundaina is part of the genealogy of a region with a unique musical, ethnographic and linguistic heritage. Over the past 20 years, the group has contributed to the study, preservation and regeneration of the cultural identity of Terras de Miranda, in the Northeast Transmontano region, rediscovering Mirandese roots music and championing the endangered Mirandês language. They build many of their own instruments – bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, flutes and percussion – after the Mirandese style, to produce the area's unique sounds, tunings and tones, which the award-winning ensemble have carried to festival stages in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Morocco, Cuba, Cape Verde, Brazil, Mexico and Malaysia. At this Opening concert they will be joined by Pauliteiros de Miranda - eight dancers who perform the region's emblematic, and centuries-old, stick-dance.