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Flamenco Guitar concerts
- Solo Flamenco Guitar performances
- Shows with a Flamenco Dancer
I often perform in Hertfordshire at a variety of venues and occasions.
Sometimes in theatres but also very frequently for private parties.
- There are many Spanish people in Hertfordshire.
- Due to this I often play Spanish music for Spanish private parties.
It is also the case that some of my clients ask for Spanish guitar music rather than specifically flamenco.
I am always very careful to make sure that they understand the music that I offer.
In fact, they do want flamenco.
Spanish guitar music is just another way of describing the music that they like.
Flamenco guitarist Hertfordshire.
Here are just a few examples of wonderful events where I have played Spanish Flamenco guitar.
Private Garden Party Wheathampstead
Once again and most encouragingly the hosts booked me to play Spanish guitar despite the fact that their party was not Spanish themed.
They simply wanted some beautiful live music and they felt that Spanish guitar would be ideal.
Of course, we discussed the music that I play very carefully.
My pieces included flamenco, Spanish classical and some South American styles.
Spanish Business Event Berkhamsted
This was an event hosted by a company with business in Spain.
They had invited Spanish business people along with staff from their Madrid office.
To my surprise, they did not ask me to play as people arrived for the champagne and canapes.
I would not go so far as to say that I played a concert style recital with a silent audience.
However, they had organised the event so that I would play while people were seated but food was not being served.
Their idea was that the Spanish Flamenco Guitar music should be of some substance.
They felt that their business associates would enjoy serious concert standard music rather than just background.
It was, thus a demanding event for me but I relished the challenge.
Abbey Theatre St. Albans
One of the first places I played in Hertfordshire was the wonderful Abbey Theatre in St. Albans.
It was some years back.
I gave the concert together with a flamenco dancer.
We also performed duets of guitar and castanets.
This event confirmed very strongly that flamenco is appreciated and indeed understood in Britain.
It was a freezing night, snowing and with ice on the ground.
I phoned the theatre in the afternoon expecting that our flamenco show would have to be postponed.
But no, I was told that it would go ahead.
What an extraordinary surprise awaited us!
A full house of warm and alive people who had made the journey.
They wanted to enjoy the flamenco show.
After the two- hour performance many people waited for us in the foyer to talk about flamenco. It was clear from their comments that they were knowledgeable about flamenco.
About a week later I received a lovely e mail from a man who had attended and was an admirer of flamenco.
You can see his comment on my Videos page.
An Exceptional Private Party
Exceptional because the hosts had both passion for and considerable experience of attending flamenco guitar concerts.
They especially liked Paco Peña and Paco de Lucía.
I immediately knew I was in very good company.
It is perhaps true to say that Peña has been and still is a fabulous ambassador for the purest and traditional flamenco.
Conversely, Paco de Lucía (RIP) was the absolute giant of pushing the boundaries of flamenco guitar playing.
His legacy will live on forever and Paco Peña’s work likewise will remind us of the true origins of flamenco for as long as this art form exists.
You can see the comment from the hosts on my home page.
George Orwell Festival Letchworth Garden City
The George Orwell Festival invited me to provide a flamenco performance.
For this event I played several flamenco guitar solos and duets with a very fine castanet player.
Benslow Music Trust Hitchin
Recently I delivered a residential flamenco guitar course at the Benslow Music Trust.
Getting in touch
I continue to provide flamenco shows for Private Parties, Golf Clubs and Spanish Restaurants in Hertfordshire.
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