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Paco de Lucía, Royal Festival Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Paco de Lucía, Royal Festival Hall

Paco de Lucía, Royal Festival Hall

A moving masterclass from a Spanish supremo

Best foot forward: Paco de Lucía, Spain's musical Picasso

The sense of occasion around flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía’s return to London was palpable. The Royal Festival Hall was heaving. Queues at the bars before the show and during the interval were three or four deep. Spanish was everywhere. And that was good to hear. Paco de Lucía is a hero in his country as much for interesting political reasons as he is for purely musical ones. London-based compatriot fans were not going to miss this.

No worries whatsoever about the fingers. His dynamism hasn’t diminished a jot with age

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