Born in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, flamenco is an elegant fusion of guitar playing, singing and dance. The musical genre is best known for its incredibly moving music and energetic hand-clapping, and its unique artistic expression has enchanted audiences around the world for centuries. This summer, things are heating up in Edinburgh thanks to this remarkable Candlelight concert that will be bringing the flamenco flare to the Scottish capital.
On 4 August, a flamenco dancer, singer and guitarist will be heading to St Mary’s Cathedral to dazzle audiences with stunning performances of some of the most famous flamenco pieces in history. A sea of twinkling candles will be surrounding the talented trio as they entrance concertgoers with the stirring sounds and mesmerising dancing of flamenco.
Thanks to flamenco’s combination of captivating dancing and mesmerising music, the exhilarating art form is a treat to witness for both the eyes and the ears. Distinguished by lightning-fast footwork, flamboyant hand movements, emotional vocals and the intense strumming of the guitar, flamenco performances evoke passion and emotion.
This August, guitarist Rafael Salinero, singer Angel del Toro and flamenco dancer Monica Tello will be taking to the stage at St Mary’s Cathedral for this unforgettable musical experience. As the flamenco trio enchant audiences with dance and song, this historic Edinburgh landmark will be illuminated by the glow of candlelight. That way, you can experience this spellbinding candlelit concert just like audiences would have enjoyed a late-night flamenco show hundreds of years ago. Hear iconic flamenco pieces including “Entre dos Aguas” and “Alegrías de Cádiz” and enjoy this historic art form in all its glory with the help of gifted musicians, a talented flamenco dancer and the enchanting flicker of candlelight.
This summer, be enchanted by the magic of flamenco at this magnificent Candlelight concert in Edinburgh. Taking place at St Mary’s Cathedral, this stunning experience showcases the finest flamenco works inside one of the city’s most historic landmarks.
The Candlelight series takes place twice on the night with two back-to-back performances. The earlier performance starts at 7:45pm and the later one at 10pm. The concert will take place over the course of 60 mesmerising minutes and doors close 45 minutes before the start time.