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Old 02-06-2020, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Piping in Spanish Regiments

Recently I found several videos on youtube of Spanish military bands with bugles and drums which also had bagpipes/gaitas. They belonged to the following regiments:
- Regimiento de Infanteria ‘Asturias’ No. 31
- Regimiento de Infanteria ‘Galicia' No. 64
- Regimiento de Infanteria ‘Principe' No. 3
Does anyone here know where I can find more information about these bands?
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Piping in Spanish Regiments

Here are the websites of each of those regiments. I don't know if there is anything about pipes on any of them but I didn't try the translate button on each page.
http://www.ejercito.mde.es/unidades/Madrid/asturias31/
http://www.ejercito.mde.es/unidades/...czm_galicia64/
http://www.ejercito.mde.es/unidades/Asturias/ril3/

According to this website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musica...sh_Royal_Guard, the Spanish Royal Guard band has a pipe band "subunit".

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Old 02-15-2020, 02:54 PM   #3
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Paul Hinson,
The Wikipedia article mentions a pipe band 'subunit' for the Guardia Real Espana, but I am not sure if that is correct. In the 'References' at the bottom of the article, no. 2 takes us to the following page: http://www.guardiareal.org/Menu/Orga...nidaddeMusica/
However, this mentions a 'Seccion de Pifanos' and, although I don't speak Spanish, I doubt if 'pifanos' translates in 'bagpipes'. Is it lost in translation by Wikipedia?
Can anyone help?
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:23 PM   #4
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Paul Hinson,
The Wikipedia article mentions a pipe band 'subunit' for the Guardia Real Espana, but I am not sure if that is correct. In the 'References' at the bottom of the article, no. 2 takes us to the following page: http://www.guardiareal.org/Menu/Orga...nidaddeMusica/
However, this mentions a 'Seccion de Pifanos' and, although I don't speak Spanish, I doubt if 'pifanos' translates in 'bagpipes'. Is it lost in translation by Wikipedia?
Can anyone help?
Thanks
Aad
pifanos....fifers.....; gaitero...bagpiper...
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:56 PM   #5
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pifanos....fifers.....; gaitero...bagpiper...
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So no bagpipes/gaitas for the Guardia Real Espana.
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