FELIP CARBONELL AND THE GREAT LATIN AMERICAN SONGWRITERS; OCTOBER 12TH



On Friday, October 12th, Sligo Spanish Society are pleased to present Felip Carbonell and guests, in a very special concert in the Yeats Building, Sligo. 


In this, the second in a series of one-off concerts introducing the songwriters and singers of the Spanish-speaking world to the Sligo public, Felip will talk about and sing the songs of the great Argentinian and Chilean songwriters of the sixties and seventies; foremost among them, Víctor Jara.


Felip, originally from Mallorca but a Sligo resident for almost two decades, will communicate to us his passion for the great Latin American songwriters of the last four decades. He will be joined on stage by Ray Coen and Ian Bordley. More info below. A special event, not to be missed.


Doors open at 7.45pm, concert begins at 8.00pm. €10 ticket price includes a glass of wine and tapas. A big thanks to our sponsors Cosgroves Delicatessan and Tir na Nog for helping to make the event possible. 


On this occasion Felip will be accompanied by his NoCrows colleague Ray Coen on guitar and by their long-time friend and collaborator Ian Bordley on guitar, ukulele and flutes. This is not the first time this trio have got together. In 2015 they celebrated W.B. Yeats' 150th birthday in Sligo Abbey reviewing the poetry of Yeats and Antonio Machado among other poets in the English and Spanish languages.

The focus of this chapter #2 of the Cycle of Concerts of the Great Hispanic Poets & Songwriters will be on the Argentinian and Chilean singers and songwriters. Felip, Ray and Ian will perform songs mainly by Victor Jara, Atahualpa Yupanqui and Violeta Parra, also paying tribute to Mercedes Sosa, arguably one of the most important interpreters in the whole of Latin America. Felip learnt their repertoire at a very young age: 

"even before I held a guitar on my lap for the first time, I was mesmerized listening to Atahualpa Yupanqui on Spanish national TV (strangely enough considering the clash of his political views with those of Franco's regime). Shortly after that (aged 9) I heard the description of the brutal death of Victor Jara in 1973, a few days after the militarily coup by General Pinochet. Both Atahualpa & Victor were amongst my first influences'. The show will conclude with Ian's very special tribute to Victor and his musical legacy."

Este viernes, el 12 de Octubre, nos complace mucho presentar a Felip Carbonell y amigos en un concierto muy especial en el Edificio Yeats, Sligo.

En este, el segundo en una serie de conciertos presentando a los grandes cantantes y cantautores del mundo hispano, Felip cantará y hablará sobre las canciones de los grandes cantautores de Argentina y Chile de los años sesenta y setenta; en particular, Víctor Jara.

Felip Carbonell, originalmente de Mallorca pero residente en Sligo desde hace veinte años, nos comunicará su pasión por los grandes cantautores latinos de las últimas cuatro décadas. Un evento muy especial y único.

El concierto empieza a las 20.00. Entradas son €10 y incluyen una copa de vino y tapas.

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