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Quico Comesaña Bouzouki, mandolin, harp.

The influences of medieval, renaissance and baroque music show up in his compositions and arrangements.

He became interested in music thanks to his family and taught himself how to play the guitar, as an amateur. By practising and experimenting with different styles he developed his own aesthetics. The influences of medieval, renaissance and baroque music, as well as those of the Atlantic and Balkan traditions and other more modern trends show up in his compositions and arrangements.

He discovered the Celtic harp listening to musicians such as Emilio Cao, Rodrigo Romaní and Alan Stivell.

His curiosity for this instrument was such that, as it was so difficult to acquire, he decided to develop an experimental model in a totally improvised way, but that, surprisingly enough, worked. At the same time, he also felt curious about the bouzouki, an instrument of Greek origin imported by the Irish in the 70s.

By the mid 80s he came closer to the Universidade Popular in Vigo with the goal of becoming more familiar with Galician traditional music, and here he took hurdy-gurdy with Antón Corral and Celtic harp courses with Rodrigo Romaní. At that time, he also attended a course to improve his guitar with Breton musician Soïg Siberil. Later on he got in contact with harp maestro Xabier Gómez.

His career took off with the creation of the band Armeguín in 1985 with whom he recorded Os Viaxeiros da Luz (1991), Arca Marmórica (1992), Armeguín (1993), and De Raíz (1999). Between 1992 and 1995 he also worked with the band Fía na Roca, taking part in the recording of their album of the same name, Fía na Roca (1993). In 1995 he received an invitation to become a member of Berrogüetto, and he has taken part in the band from their first album until present.

All these years he has also worked together with other artists: he is a member of singer Uxía's band, as arranger and musician in Estou Vivindo no Ceo (1995). He has taken part in the recording of O Circo Montecuruto by Os Cempés (2000). He has featured as composer and arranger in the literary work A Illa das Mulleres Loucas (2005), by writer Alfonso Pexegueiro. He has also taken part in the recording of Koneripaty by soloist J.C. San Martín (2009) to help a village in India. He has taken part in the recording of Contos e Coplas das Estrelas (2009), to celebrate Astronomy's international year. He has also taken part in the album Cordas Vervas (2010) of harp quartet Lulavai.

He also spends some time teaching both as private teacher of Celtic harp and as guitar, bouzouki and mandolin teacher at the conservatory A Escola da Vaca in Ferrol.