Flamenco Guitarist Cambridgeshire
I play flamenco guitar in Cambridgeshire about four times a year.
Most of my engagements are for solo flamenco guitar recitals with a few events requesting a flamenco dancer.
King’s College, Cambridge
Solo Spanish Flamenco and Classical Guitar recital for a wedding.
This wedding was a little unexpected.
The couple getting married and nearly all of their guests were from South America which is a continent that already has its own very rich musical culture.
Although South American people speak Spanish it does not automatically follow that they will have any special interest in Spain and Spanish music.
As I prepared a repertoire of Flamenco pieces and Spanish Classical pieces and I confess a few pieces by South American composers.
I felt a little trepidation on arrival but I needn’t have worried.
It turned out that the happy couple had lived in Spain where they had heard flamenco guitarists.
They came to very much like the sound of the Spanish guitar and spent many happy evenings during their courtship listening to Flamenco guitar music.
Not surprisingly they wanted to book a flamenco guitarist to bring to their wedding reception the same musical sound and mood that they associated with their happy memories of Spain.
For me I will always remember this wedding as one of my happiest performances.
Barrington Hall, Cambridgeshire
A duo performance with a flamenco dancer.
The event organiser had arranged a very good wooden floored, elevated stage.
My flamenco dancer was thus able to show some of her fastest and most complex and powerful flamenco footwork.
As I have very good microphones and amplification, I could provide a sound of ample quality and volume.