Spring/Summer Concert(s) 2014
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland in collaboration with the College of Southern Maryland presents Carlos Núñez in concert, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Leonardtown Campus Auditorium. Núñez comes from the Celtic nation of Galicia in Spain. He plays the pennywhistle, ocarina, Jew’s harp, tin whistle, flute, and the “gaita” (Galician bagpipe). Núñez is one of Galicia’s most revered artists, undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper. He is also enormously popular across the rest of Spain and throughout Europe and Latin America. He had a Number One hit and his records regularly attain gold and platinum status in Spain, while worldwide he has sold over a million albums. He is already known in Irish music thanks to his early “adoption” by The Chieftains (so close was his musical and personal connection he was dubbed “The Seventh Chieftain”). He played on many of the acclaimed Irish group’s CDs including Treasure Island, The Long Black Veil, the Grammy-winning Santiago (inspired by Galician music), Mexican project San Patricio, and their latest release, Voice of Ages. Núñez’s unique and amazing folk music showcases his native region of Galicia, in northwest Spain, and the surprising Celtic traditions that thrive there. Expect jigs and reels, played on bodhran, fiddle and pipes with a wonderful Latin flair. Núñez’s music draws on influences that range from ancient and contemporary Celtic (with a unique Spanish swing) to Medieval and Baroque, and also borrows from the sounds and styles of the places where Galicians have settled, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, even the United States. Come out for a once in a lifetime experience in southern Maryland with Carlos Núñez in concert at 7:30pm. Tickets $30 at the door; advance sale discounts are available online at TicketLeap. For more information regarding Carlos Núñez and his music, go to his website at www.carlosnunez.com.
Carlos’s interview for Canadian Celtic music show CELT IN A TWIST (Radio Vancouver).
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This event is sponsored in part by somdnews.com, Café des Artistes, and other private donors.
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland Welcomes you in the languages of the seven Celtic Nations:
Benvidas (Galician (Galicia/Asturias, Spain) for “Welcome” [to men and women])
Ceud Mile Failte (Scots Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)
Céad Mile Fáilte (Irish Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)
Croeso (Welsh (Wales) for “Welcome”)
Digemer Mad (Breton (Brittany, France) for “Welcome”)
Dynnargh Dhis (Cornish (Cornwall) for “Welcome”)
Failt Erriu – (Manx (Isle of Man) for “Welcome”)
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