Flamenco music has it’s origins in ancient Andalucian history, possibly well before the Moorish settlements, and is believed by many experts to be a complex amalgam of Iberian, Arabic, Shepherdic, and Gitano musical styles that really matured after the reconquest of 1492, and then over the next few centuries. Over the last millenium Flamenco has spread to the rest of Spain and the former Spanish colonies in Central and South America.
No trip to Ronda would be complete without hearing at least a small amount of Flamenco guitar. But to visit one of Celias concerts is an absolute treat. She is one of the most talented flamenco guitarist I have ever heard and she can be seen playing at Calle Calvo Asensio, 8. (RONDA) at 6pm and 7.30pm most nights. The concerts last for 1 hour.
At 15 euros per person, the entrance fee is amazingly cheap to see this wonderful composer and musician. You can go to her website and hear some of her work as the music starts to load as you open the home page. Check out the below video to see here in action. Truly talented.
Located halfway between the Bullring and the Church Nuestra Señora de la Merced, RONDA GUITAR HOUSE is a unique space dedicated to Spanish music and in particular the Spanish guitar. The resident guitarist Pacoseco performs two concerts each evening presenting the Spanish guitar in both classical and flamenco styles.
There is an exhibition of hand-made guitars and their accompanying accessories(some for sale). Also offered are intensive short courses, weekly and one-off classes in both classical and flamenco guitar, practical advice on technique, posture, and discipline readily available.
Well worth a visit any time of year. Watch this video and listen to the beautiful sounds of Ronda Guitar House… :)
Calle Padre Mariano Soubirón nº4
+ 34 951 916 843 + 34 660 280 720
OPENING TIMES Monday to Saturday – 10:00am till 22:00pm
Also don’t forget to see a concert by Celia Morales. Absolutely fantastic!
If you are visiting Ronda during the week from the 6th to the 10th of June 2017 then you are in for a treat as the Ronda Guitar House are running their Guitar Festival.
RONDA GUITAR FESTIVAL aims to put Ronda on the map as a meeting point to enjoy Andalucian culture, Spanish music and in particular the Spanish guitar. Celebrated over five days the Ronda Guitar Festival will host a range of interesting activities in which to participate. Fine Guitar makers will exhibit their hand-made guitars and be on hand to answer any queries. Internationally renowned guitarists will perform concerts in unforgettable venues, followed by the opportunity to attend a masterclass. There will be conferences and wine-tasting events to compliment the festival.
I highly recommend booking in advance because of the popularity of the concerts and the limited tickets available… get in touch with the Guitar House in Ronda to arrange your tickets…
You can find out more information and buy your tickets online at the official website here…