Brotherhood of Stars

Brotherhood of Stars

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by Carlos Núñez
     
 

Of all the Celtic settlements, the Spanish province of Galicia once bore the lowest musical profile. All that changed when the powerful gaita of piping prodigy Carlos Nuñez caught the world's ear. An integral part of the Chieftains' SANTIAGO album and now considered to be the seventh member of that band, Nuñez delivered aSee more details below

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Of all the Celtic settlements, the Spanish province of Galicia once bore the lowest musical profile. All that changed when the powerful gaita of piping prodigy Carlos Nuñez caught the world's ear. An integral part of the Chieftains' SANTIAGO album and now considered to be the seventh member of that band, Nuñez delivered a glorious solo turn on this 1997 release. Carrying the evocative drone common to Celtic music from Scotland to Brittany, Galician music also embraces Spanish forms such as flamenco, and Nuñez's vision includes the tones and timbres of Latin America as well. He's joined by a who's who of roots artists, from New Flamenco percussionist Tino DiGeraldo to guitar collaborator extraordinaire Ry Cooder to Irish stalwarts The Chieftains and Sean Keane. Expatriate Cuban chanteuse Caridad Hierrezuelo even shows up for this magical, masterful session.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This is the first major release of Galician (the strongly Celtic area of northern Spain) gaita by Galician bagpipes player Carlos Nunez. This is a stunning effort showing the strong influences of traditional Celtic music, Spanish flamenco, and Latin American rhythms. Nunez has become closely associated with the Chieftains since he first performed with them in 1989 and has since become the seventh member of the group, continually performing with them throughout the world. On this disc he uses a wide assortment of players in every type of configuration the imagination can conceive of: Paddy Moloney, with and without the rest of the Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Luz Casal, and his own band, Diego Bouzon (Spanish guitar), Pancho Alvarez (bouzouki, mandolin, acoustic guitar), Fernando Fraga (accordion, piano, keyboards), Marcos Vasquez (bodhran, drum, tympani, percussion), Enrique Iglesias (violin), and Carlos Nunez himself (gaita, recorder, whistle, ocarina, Jews harp). The playing is stellar, also showing the guiding influence of Paddy Moloney's careful production. The music unfolds like a carefully orchestrated whole, starting with the beautiful opening of "Dawn," going through all the changes and blending of his myriad influences, and ending with the upbeat and driving rhythms of "Para Vigo Me Voy."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1997
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0743214537527

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carlos Núñez   Primary Artist,Jew's Harp,Ocarina,Recorder,Whistle (Instrument),tin whistle,Gaita
Derek Bell   Harp,Tiompan
Matt Molloy   Flute
Ry Cooder   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Mandola,Cistro
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Piano,Keyboards
Javier Colina   Accordion,Double Bass
Kevin Conneff   Bodhran
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Acoustic Guitar
Tino Di Geraldo   Percussion,Wood Box
Aristoteles Limonta   Double Bass
Paddy Moloney   uillean pipes
Rafael Riqueni   Guitar
Enrique Iglesias   Violin
Luz Casal   Vocals
Caridad Hierrezuelo   Background Vocals
Dulce Pontes   Vocals
Pancho Alvarez   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin
Diego Bouzon   spanish guitar
Wenceslao Cabezas   Tambourine,Pandeiro,screams
Pablo Cano   Harpsichord
Reinaldo Hierrezuelo   Guitar,Vocals
Sonia Insua   Tambourine,Vocals
Kepa Junkera   Accordion
Demetrio Muniz   Background Vocals
Pablo Muzquiz   Double Bass
Laura Quintillan   Violin
Gotzone Sestorain   screams
Ines Vazquez   Tambourine,Vocals
Marcos Vazquez   Percussion,Tambourine,Timpani,Bodhran
Ma. Teresa Vazquez   Tambourine,Vocals
Xiradela   Tambourine,Vocals
Marcos Vasquez   Percussion,Drums,Timpani,Bodhran
Amancio Prada   Hurdy-Gurdy
Yuri Daniel   Double Bass
Xurxo Nunez   Drums

Technical Credits

Ry Cooder   Producer,Contributor
Tino Di Geraldo   Contributor
Paddy Moloney   Producer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Carlos Núñez   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Bass Programming
Luz Casal   Contributor
Bill Somerville-Large   Engineer
José Luis Crespo   Engineer,Mastering
Conan Doyle   Engineer
Francisco Gude   Engineer
Marcos Balfagon   Cover Design
Alastair McMillan   Engineer
Hugo Peñamaria   Engineer
Jean Phocas   Engineer
Manuel Rivas   Liner Notes
Antonio Olariaga   Engineer
Jorge Barata   Engineer
John Rutherford   translation
Fernando Conde   Producer

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