Carlos Nuñez U.S. Tour 2014 in Washington, D.C.

  • Music
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tue, August 19, 2014
  • 6:00 pm
Carlos Nuñez U.S. Tour 2014 in Washington, D.C.

The Jimi Hendrix of the Bagpipes will be touring the U.S. this summer.

Carlos Núñez is a world-famous bagpiper and flutist from Galicia in Spain. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions reflect a connection to Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. Núñez  is a traditional bagpiper as well as a classically-trained flute and recorder virtuoso.  He has played with the Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Altan, Sinead O’Connor, Hector Zazou, Philip Pickett, and Tamiya Terashima, to name only a few.  He has also performed with symphony orchestras and classical ensembles, and has appeared on prestigious stages the world over.  In this performance Núñez will be accompanied by a four-member band.

This concert will feature a special emphasis on the music collected by Alan Lomax in Galicia in the 1950s, which are part of the AFC Archive, and which have inspired numerous musicians including Miles Davis. Núñez has visited AFC several times to research this important collection.

Listen to Carlos Nuñez’s Mambo.


Venue map

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566


Free and open to the public.

More information

Venue's website


Organized by The Library of Congress; co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center; presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Photo by Javier Salas.



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