Paddy Anderson is one of the very few professional flamenco guitarists in Ireland and the UK. In this brand new show, he invites us to experience the full range of colours and emotions of the solo flamenco guitar. From the joyful style of alegrías and the profound soleá, to the fun and celebratory bulerias and the brooding tarantas, Paddy brings us on a heartfelt and humorous journey across the Mediterranean melting pot of Andalusia.
Stunning original compositions and classic pieces from the repertoire by flamenco guitar masters like Paco de Lucía combine beautifully with surprising and funny stories from Paddy’s experiences of living in Spain on the flamenco trail.
Largely self-taught, Paddy has been inspired by his experiences living in Spain. A love of flamenco music and Spanish language and culture in general brought Paddy to Granada, Andalucía in 2001, where he lived for a further four years immersing himself in the world of flamenco and flamenco guitar. This sparked an artistic journey which continues.
Paddy shares his time between Ireland and Andalucia deepening his practice through performance, collaboration, teaching and recording.
‘With outstanding performances, their musical tour of Spain and Latin America brought the audience on a wonderful journey which lifted the soul and made the body tingle! Irresistible entertainment!’ Nuala McKeever, BBC Radio Ulster ★★★★
‘An understated gem of the 2020 festival… a journey across South America in story and song.’ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival ★★★★
Saturday March 19, 2022
1pm | £10
The Market Place Theatre, Armagh