Baldomero Francisco Iglesias Dobarrio


Pseudonym: Mero
Category: Teacher, singer and writer
Birth Date: 27 de junio de 1951
Birth Place: Vilalba (Lugo)
Telephone: 981687059

O Canto do Pobo

Mini e Mero
 Curriculum

He works as a teacher and devotes himself to Galician music, picking up popular songs in the surroundings of his province. He is a member of the group 'A Quenlla' and was a member of 'Fuxan os Ventos'.

 Work & Activities

He collects information about the traditional culture and together with Mini, he wrote the books Contos de vellos para nenos (stories), Somos lenda viva (legends), Nadal en Galego (music about Christmas) and Coplas, cantos e Romances de cego (ballads), collected in several volumes. He also writes poems.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He got the following prizes: - Second prize at the "20th edition of the National Poetry Prize about Christmas" (Begonte- Lugo, 1995) - Second prize at the "22nd edition of the National Poetry Prize about Christmas" (Begonte- Lugo, 1997) - First prize at the "23rd edition of the National Poetry Prize about Christmas" (Begonte-Lugo, 1998) - First prize at the "24th edition of the National Poetry Prize about Christmas" (Begonte-Lugo, 1999) - Second prize at the "25th edition of the National Poetry Prize about Christmas" (Begonte-Lugo, 2000) - First prize at "Manuel Oreste Rodríguez López" Poetry Contest (Paradela-Lugo, 2000) - Accésit at "Manuel Oreste Rodríguez López" Poetry Contest (Paradela-Lugo, 2001) - Prize awarded by the City Council of Vilalba (Lugo), (1999 and 2000). -"Antonio Prados Ledesma" Prize (Viveiro-Lugo, 2002). - Second poetry prize at "José Domínguez Guizán" (Begonte-Lugo, 2002). In 2009 he was awarded the "Pedrón de Ouro" for his work in favour of Galician music and culture.
In 2011 he was awarded Facer País Prize (Láncara).