The Sidh New

Salvatore Pagliaro


Sal Pagliaro, guitar player and bagpiper begins practicing guitar at the age of 8 with the help of his father who teaches him his first chords and urges him to attend music school.

At the age of 15 he begins an in depth study of modern guitar taking part in workshops and seminars with renown guitar players such as Frank Gambale, Massimo Varini, Donato Begotti, Fabio Mariani, Bebo Ferra.

The original passion of his teen years for hard rock and metal slowly develops into a more technical genre such as progressive rock, fusion and traditional irish music, creating a wide mix of influences that somehow define the way he writes and plays music.

In 2007 he begins studying the Scottish Bagpipe under P.M. Carlo Musitelli, and soon after with Alberto Massi, a leading figure of italian piping.

In 2011 he joins the SIDH and shares the stage with numerous artists such as The Chieftains, Red Hot Chili Pipers, Beltaine, Flook, Lindsey Stirling.