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Gaita

A type of Bagpipe from Galicia in Spain. Similar instruments are known elsewhere in Spain and Portugal (Gaita Asturiana, Gaita De Fole) and they are very similar to one of the Breton Pipes - the Veuze. Gaita is just a general term for Bagpipebut is associated with Celtic Galicia. It has a conical Chanter and a single bass Drone although it may have additional drones. It is normally tuned to D, C or Bb and is commonly played with a second instrument in close harmony.