Velha Gaiteira


Velha Gaiteira is one of the most charismatic bagpipe projects in Portugal. Founded in 2007 in Beira Baixa, central interior region of Portugal, they merge the traditional drums of that region with the bagpipe from the Northeast of Portugal, as well as other Iberic bagpipes. In 2010 they released their debut album that included new versions of traditional music and original compositions that result from the fusion of musical elements of the Portuguese culture with influences of other musical genres. Velha Gaiteira performed in the major folk/trad events in Portugal and in other countries such as Spain, France, Ireland, Slovenia, Cape Verde, Brazil, Canada and Republic of Buryatia, in the Russian Federation. In 2020 they changed the lineup and released “Brada”, the first single of their next album. The trio is focused on making original music with instruments from their roots and to deliver a powerful experience on stage performances.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It's Life

What is your music dream?

Music is a dream

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Senhora do Almurtão

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Velha Gaiteira

What inspires you to make music?

Velha Gaiteira

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Tradicional Power

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?


What do you think of Drooble?

Very good tool for musicians

What frustrates you most as a musician?

closed minds

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?


What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Make music with quality

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Velha Gaiteira