A’ toirt cothroman ann an ceòl, tradaiseanta do dhuine òg ann an Bàideanch is Strath Spè
Providing traditional music tuition for young people in Badenoch and Strathspey
Ruben was born in Spain but landed in Inverness in 2016. He experiences being a musician through different types of bagpipes and flutes and started out in the world of traditional music with the gaita (Galician bagpipe) as his first instrument. He was lucky enough to learn from bagpipers and whistle players that are leading figures on today’s Galician music scene, such as Anxo Lorenzo, Daniel Bellón or Carlos Núñez among many others.
He stepped into the world of academic music, reaching a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology at the Valladolid University. Alongside that musical training, he was member of the Nivaria Pipe Band and worked as a teacher of gaita and whistle in different environments. He also played as a regular musician in a band for different kinds of events such weddings, concerts, exhibitions, etc. On numerous occasions, he also collaborated in concerts with Carlos Núñez, one of the most acclaimed Spanish bagpipers.
He is currently doing research in Scottish Music and preparing some new musical projects that link both Galician and Scottish styles scheduled to come to light in 2023.
Ruben Christmas 'MusicforScotland' concert cuts: https://youtu.be/MIjjFwU48J0
Carlos Núñez & Ruben: https://youtu.be/841XxedJwP0
Bruce MacGregor & Ruben: https://youtu.be/cl2gS7QttZQ