The members of the Micrologus group were among the first to contribute to the rediscovery of medieval music in Italy, following new interpretative paths that are making this music increasingly more renowned and appreciated, both in Italy and in the rest of Europe.
The Micrologus group's work is based on the exploration of theses sources, on historical, palaeographic, organological and iconographic investigations (which have enabled, in certain cases, the reconstruction of unique musical instruments), as well as the study and comparison of written repertoires and those of oral tradition.
The Cantigas de Santa María and the valuable codices on which they are written are undoubtedly one of European music's greatest monuments of all time. Alfonso X the Wise put a lot of devotion and effort into the Cantigas project, more so than in any other cultural works he undertook during the years of his enlightened kingship.
This immense fresco dedicated to the Virgin is a composition made up of several levels: poetical texts, music and the images of the priceless illuminated manuscripts on which praises to Mary, her miracles and scenes of sacred history were transcribed.
Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the Carnival Festival. A parade featuring the traditional “Xenerais da Ulla” and carnival groups with the festival’s most representative elements.
Declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest, the Stew Festival is a tribute to one of the outstanding dishes of Galician gastronomy. It is held on the Sunday before the Carnival festival and with the passing of the years, it has become one of the main gastronomy festivals in Galicia and even in the Iberian Peninsula. It began in 1968, with the objective of exalting and promoting the town of Lalín as a point of reference in the production of quality meat and excellent farm products.
An event declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest that receives an important number of visitors from all over Galicia every year. This festival was one of the first “filloa” (crepe) festivals held in Galicia, being centred on an exclusively Galician product, just like other traditional products accompanying it (honey, chorizo…), although there are similar desserts in other regions and countries. In view of its age, we can determine that it originated as a genuine promotion of this characteristic Entroido (Galician Carnival) product.