The Musical Adventures of an Irishman in Andalusia
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 and Sabicas combine beautifully with surprising and funny stories from Paddy's experiences of living in Spain and learning flamenco.
Concerts and Tickets
Praise for The Musical Adventures of an Irishman in Andalucía
Paddy Anderson’s absolutely beautiful playing combines deep emotion with astonishing technical mastery. Nothing short of magic.
Sunday with Steven Rainey, BBC Radio Ulster
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 2022 Ards International Guitar Festival, Paddy Anderson’s solo show truly brings flamenco to life. With masterful guitar playing, engaging anecdotes and expert knowledge of the style, Paddy takes audiences on a colourful and evocative journey through the very heart of Spain.
Emily Crawford, Director, Ards International Guitar Festival
Outstanding playing! A recital of flamenco classics and original compositions that are by turn uplifting, stirring and humorous, contextualised with surprising and funny stories from Paddy's experiences of living in Spain. It's sizzling good fun.
Bernard McKeown, The Daily Mirror
If you can’t go on holiday this year, go and see Paddy Anderson!
Kathy Clugston, The Ticket, BBC Radio Ulster
Praise for Fire in the Blood
An understated gem of the 2020 festival – Los Dramaticos took us on a journey across South America in story and song and had a packed Black Box enraptured. One of the best-received shows of this year’s Out to Lunch.
Sean Kelly, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Los Dramáticos have captured the imagination with their infectious passion and global outlook, their entertaining musical approach and their incredible musicianship.
Linley Hamilton, Jazz World,
BBC Radio Ulster
When I hear the very first strummings of Los Dramáticos, I’m immediately transported to another world, to a joyful world of warm, southern climes, a world of exhilaration, of life-giving energies. Their compelling musicianship, effortlessly fused in a masterful combination of flamenco guitar and 10-string charango, lingers long in the heart after the final notes are sounded. I always want more.
Neil Martin, composer
Don't miss these guys! 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
Praise for Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire
The live onstage guitar music from Paddy Anderson was exquisite.
Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
As a backdrop to the action onstage, the flamenco guitar and music – composed and performed live onstage by musicians Paddy Anderson and Pablo Dominguez – creates a sense of drama and is a fantastic accompaniment to the performances of the actors. The music is a vital part of the story, showing the moods of the characters, heightening the emotion, and acting as a constant reminder of the heroic, classical elements of the play.
The Wee Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
THIS IS ME
Paddy Anderson is one of the very few full time professional flamenco guitarists in Ireland and the UK. He is well known in his native Ireland for his solo work and his role in Latin music duo Los Dramáticos.
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 several years immersing himself in the world of flamenco and flamenco guitar. This sparked an artistic journey which continues.
Paddy shares his time between Ireland, the UK and Andalucia deepening his practice through performance, collaboration, teaching and recording.
Paddy is available for work as a performer, teacher and composer.