Published: 17/12/2013 10:41 - Updated: 17/12/2013 10:56

Well travelled guitarist starts tour in Plockton

Eduardo Niebla
Eduardo Niebla

BORN in Tangier, brought up in Spain and now based in Yorkshire, much travelled flamenco jazz guitarist Eduardo Niebla begins his 2014 Scottish tour at Plockton Hall on Thursday 30th January.

Accompanied by fellow guitarist Matthew Robinson, the tour will also take in visits to Lewis, Skye and Shetland.

Since his first exploration of flamenco at the age of eight, Niebla formed symphonic rock band Atila in 1973, spent some time in Paris, then arrived in London in 1978 with only his guitar, an arrival which was supposed to be a stepping stone to studying jazz at Berklee College of Music in America, but one which he never made.

He recorded the album Fairy Tales with Mother Gong and appeared with the band at Glastonbury, and explored classical, jazz and world music with the likes of Nishat Khan, the Dante String Quartet, Adel Salameh, George Michael and Craig David, and worked with writers and poets Michael Horovitz, Fran Landesman and Yorkshire bard Ian McMillan.

His 2014 tour will showcase pieces from his forthcoming album, his 24th, as well as revisiting his back catalogue spanning over four decades.

Tickets for his Plockton show, which is promoted by Lochalsh Arts Network, can be booked by telephoning 01599 577296 and cost £9, £7 for members and £3 for under 18s.

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