San Luis Obispo Folk Music Society


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Carlos Nunez coming to play for SLOfolks September 6,
Last  SLOfolks Outdoor Concert of the season
at Castoro.


An Introduction To SLOFolks

SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.


"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"

Kurt Vonnegut

"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life.  That I know"

Oliver Mutkudzi

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  upcoming SLOfolks concerts.


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‘The Seventh Chieftain’: Celtic Superstar Carlos Núñez

2014- Galician bagpiper Carlos Nunez -photo by Javier Salas.

"The Jimi Hendrix of bagpipe"  

“Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or Hendrix” – The Guardian

Carlos Núñez comes from Galicia, the Celtic region in the North West of Spain. He is considered one of the biggest artists in the international World / Celtic Music scene, having the quality of a classical music virtuoso and the charisma of a rock star. Carlos has expanded the borders of Celtic music to Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian or Classical music, Movie Soundtracks, Contemporary Dance… As he describes it, he plays Celtic music with Latin passion.


Saturday, September 6, Castoro Cellars, 7:00  ~ $22

Carlos Nunez  – Flute and bagpipes
Xurxo Nunez   -  Percussion
Pancho Alvarez –  Brazilian viola, b
Jon Pilatzke--  Fiddler/step-dancer

Carlos, who plays the Galician pipes, or Gaita, and recorder, was a driving force behind The Chieftains' Grammy-winning Santiago album in 1997, which explored the music of Galicia and its influence on the music of other Latin countries.  He has toured extensively with The Chieftains, becoming the unofficial seventh member of the band during much of the 1980s and '90s. Carlos has released 10 albums of his own, selling more than 1 million copies and receiving two Latin Grammy nominations. He's currently touring North America in support of his latest release, "Inter-Celt", on Sony Records.  

Carlos is performing 30 concerts throughout North America.

"One of the world~s most exciting, and most serious, musicians."  – BBC Radio

"If it~s possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, N~~ez could be the
man." – Los Angeles Times

Amazing! His direction of a session was brilliant and his concert was one of the highlights of the entire festival."
Terry Wickham (Producer, Edmonton Folk Music Festival

“Overflowing with natural charm, Núñez has become quite the showman as well as the brilliantnstrumentalist
on just about every woodwind instrument you can imagine.”
The Times (UK)

Carlos Núñez recently made his US Sony Masterworks debut with Discover, a 2-CD that showcases the range and depth of this groundbreaking instrumentalist, who has taken Galician music to all corners of the world. Proof is in the stunning list of guests that appear on Discover, including The Chieftains (who launched Núñez’s career), Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Sinéad O’Connor, flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo, Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown, Early Music master Jordi Savall, Buena Vista Social Club members Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and Cachaíto, and many more.


Here is an article just out regarding the current tour 
by EARLE HITCHNER, MusicaRoots:

Carlos Nuñez and the Celtic Music of Spain (VIDEO)


Catered dinner by FIG GOOD FOOD



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