Archive for October, 2017

3rd Galician session @ London

October 31, 2017
coming up on Wed in a week: Galician session at London. Hosted by gaitero David Carril Castiñeira.
Wed 8.11., from 19:00 h
La Bodega Restaurant
78 Tavistock Road
London W11 1AN
A few of us will be going there from Oxford, car sharing opportunities will be available. (I can put you in touch with drivers or passengers as necessary.) Alternatively, you can take the Oxford Tube to Notting Hill Gate and walk down Portobello Road to get there.


October 30, 2017

we had a lovely and well-attended session last week, even if I say so myself. I have video evidence to prove it but can’t upload it right now, so here’s one I prepared earlier (from the April session, which was Mano’s 59th):


(as with most of my videos, this is “unlisted” meaning that it doesn’t show up in searches, it is only accessible via direct links like the one used here.)


pandeireta tutorial

October 19, 2017

to warm up for the next session, here’s a video explaining how the pandeireteiras do what they do with their pandeiretas:

October session

October 10, 2017

For the fourth session in the new sequence we will have a few new tunes to mix in between the old favourites. There will also be singing and percussions from the Oxford Pandeireteiras, and there may even be a bit of floor space available for dancing. Sheet music will be provided for anybody who brings an instrument and wants to join in. A bag of miscellaneous percussion instruments is also available if you would like to rattle along with the rhythms.


(The picture is from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, via wikipedia:ía )

new events page

October 6, 2017

I’ve added a permanent events list to this site, which you’ll find under pages / events.

will try to keep that up to date with relevant events not just in Oxford but also in Cardiff and London.

Next up is the Cardiff session:

Thu 19.10. 20:30h Caerdydd Galician session at The Albany, Cardiff.