Watching Juan Martin

Tonight we went to the Llangollen International Eisteddfod to see the Flamenco gutarist Juan Martin from Andalucia. Flamenco can be a bit cliché – lots of moody dancers in gaudy coloured costumes stomping about and Juan Martin’s dancers were close to that – very self indulgent indeed. However if you closed your eyes the music was fantastic – of course you couldn’t close your eyes for long as you had look at his fingers and wonder in awe how fast and precise he played his guitar – a real master. Infact he was voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player.