Recorded live in 1995, Milladoiro's album As Fadas de Estrano Nome captures the band's live energy and musicality throughout a full evening of music. The Galician super-group from the Northwest corner of Spain have embraced many sounds throughout their 25+ year career, and this recording s... more
Milladoiro, a Galican super-group from the Northwest region of Spain, has been a mainstay in the Celtic music world since the early 1980s, when the members met at university in Santiago de Compostela and formed their eclectic ensemble. Named for the small piles of stones left by those in the Pilgrimage of St. James in the tenth century, Milladoiro succeeds in combining the intricacy and warmth of the Celtic music tradition with medieval harmonies and virtuosic jazz improvisation in order to create their unparalleled sound, a delight which has been embraced by the world music, film, theater, and documentary communities.
“…Imagine the Chieftans playing at a bullfight,” says Unte Reader, and one can understand why Milladoiro has been charged with creating a medieval-Celtic revival movement among the Spanish youth. Milladoiro recorded seventeen albums between 1978 and 2005.
The lineup constantly changed throughout the years. The founding members of Milladoiro were Rodrigo Romaní (Harps, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, jew’s harp), Xosé V. Ferreirós (Bagpipes, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki, percussions), Nando Casal (Bagpipes, clarinet, tin whistle, percussions, voice), Antón Seoane (Keyboards, guitar, hurdy gurdy, accordion, voice), Xosé A. Méndez (flutes) ,Moncho García Rei (Bodhran, percussions, voice), and Laura Quintillán (violin). Members have since included Michel Canadá (violin), Antón Seijó (violin), Harry C. (violin), Roi Casal (Harp, bouzouki, ocarina, percussions), and Manú Conde (Guitars, bouzouki).