Carlos Núñez surprises us once again with an unexpected album in which he introduces a touch of provocation through brave interpretations of universal themes, based on the world of cinema.

It is an album that was recorded as part of the same creative process as Mar Adentro and which has continued with new soundtracks in which Carlos has participated since then.

The album features guests such as The Chieftains, Dulce Pontes, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Altan, Solas, Patrizia Laquidara and Juan Manuel Cañizares.

The album is accompanied by an hour-long documentary directed by Robert Bellsolà based on unpublished images that Carlos himself has been recording with a mini DV camera.

The relationship between the music of Carlos Núñez and the world of images is evident: many of his songs are like soundtracks for imaginary films for which everyone can dream up a script or landscapes to their liking.

We also remember that his international career was launched after his participation with the Chieftains in the soundtrack of Treasure Island, with Charlton Heston and Oliver Reed. Carlos was 18 years old.

From his first steps in music, every summer Carlos attended open-air cinema sessions at the foot of his family’s old house on the edge of the Vigo estuary, on Deilán beach, between the cornfields and vineyards, a stone’s throw from the sea… While recording in that same house for Mar Adentro, Carlos remembered the film music that he himself played when he began to play the bagpipes. He made some demos out of curiosity of themes such as The Mission or The Godfather, he let Alejandro Amenábar listen to them, who encouraged him to continue.


Incidentally, this album includes an unpublished song composed by Alejandro and Carlos on a poem by Ramón Sampedro, sung by Dulce Pontes.

Since then there have been new incursions into cinema, such as the main theme of the latest soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto with whom he has already collaborated on several occasions, the soundtrack of Manuale d’Amore 2 (with Mónica Bellucci and Elsa Pataky) and especially that of Gedo Senki (Historias de Terramar), a Japanese animated film based on the Celtic imaginary that has been a real sensation in that country.

Carlos has even gone, without prejudice, beyond the cinema in some themes, towards the universal, exploring the limits of the bagpipe with pieces such as the Prelude to Suite N. 1 for Cello by Bach or Ravel’s Bolero…

In addition, this new adventure of Carlos Núñez has been captured for the first time in images, through very personal filming that has never seen the light of day until now. The many territories in which the piper moves like a fish in water, from concerts or orchestral recordings in Germany or Japan, to field recordings of old pipers in the Galician Fonsagrada, to tours and recordings in the United States with the Chieftains or Ryuchi Saakamoto, or in Sicily itself, will undoubtedly fascinate you. All of this is put together in an original, vertiginous way and with a great sense of humour by the new Catalan director Robert Bellsolá, who is currently preparing his first feature film and will undoubtedly have a lot to talk about


  • Home Da Terra
  • Bolero
  • Shining Boy & Little Randy
  • Historias de Terramar
  • Historias de Terramar II
  • Gabriel’s oboe (La Misión)
  • Women of Ireland
  • Preludio de la Suite Nº 1 para Cello de Bach
  • You’re so cool
  • Noite e Luar
  • Weep Not For The Memories
  • Títulos Finales (Mar Adentro)
  • Finale (El Padrino)
  • Conciero de Aranjuez (Adagio)
  • Quero Ir ao Mar
  • Dragon
  • El viaje (Mar Adentro)
  • Town Jig
  • The Sailor’s Hornpipe (Popeye)
  • Tristán e Isolda
  • Smile