Folclore e Ranchos Folclóricos Portugueses

Portuguese folklore groups in the MA and RI

Ranchos de folclore em Massachussets e Rhode Island




A bellows instrument with buttons usually on both ends. Unlike accordions, concertina's don't have a piano like keyboard. (pictured below are several Pedrosini concertinas)

Gaita de fole


A percussion instrument made with two pieces of wood.


Cavaquinhos are small guitar family instruments with four wire, nylon or gut strings

Viola da Terra

A 12 string musical instrument from the Azores. The strings are made of steel.


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