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This Must Be The Place opening - Fandango Duo CANCELLED This Must Be The Place opening - Fandango Duo CANCELLED

Fandango Duo

This Must Be The Place opening - Fandango Duo CANCELLED

1st Mar 2018

Fandango Duo


This Must Be The Place opening - Fandango Duo  - CANCELLED
Opens Thursday 01 March 6.30pm  
Runs until Sunday 11 March.



Now in its third year, This Must be the Place once again invites the community of Cobh and Great Island to attend and participate in a programme of daily activities. Again these questions will form the framework of the project - what is the role of an arts centre in a small town? Is it a place where art can be viewed? Or experienced? Or made? Or discussed? Or bought and sold? Is it a community centre? Is it a place for participation? Education? Social interaction? Social development? Is it a civic building? Is it autonomous? Is it inclusive? Exclusive? To whom? Is it part of a community? What community?

Events and activities this year will include film screenings by the East Cork Cinema Club, workshops, music, performances, artists’ talks, Moveable Feast, Sirius Café, Walk the 21 Ditches, kids’ activities, food, history talks and more. This Must Be The Place.

The programme will be launched with a free performance by Corkonians David Keating and Colin McLean, aka Fandango Duo.

Fandango Duo exist to bring lively, fun, energetic, and soulful music to the concert platform. Whether it be the relentlessly rhythmic tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of de Falla, or the fascinating chord combinations and pop sensibilities of the Beatles, Fandango Duo aim to make every live performance a memorable event.

David Keating is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he studied with the acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden, and was awarded a First Class Honours MMus Degree in classical guitar performance. He has won many music prizes in Ireland including the John Vallery Memorial Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition, the CSM Senior Recital Competition (adjudicated by Alan Smale - Former Leader of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra), and the Feis Ceoil Cup and Gold Medal for Classical Guitar Performance. David performs extensively around Ireland and the UK, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. 2015/2016 has seen him perform Concertos with the London based Angel Orchestra, a performance of Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez, with Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, and solo recitals for Cromer Music Evenings and Adur Arts Forum. In addition, he recently performed Rodrigo’s guitar concerto with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra and looks forward to appearing with Lancashire Chamber Orchestra in November 2017. As a chamber musician, David currently plays with the Irish Guitar Quartet, Fandango Guitar Duo, and recently toured with the Irish Tenor Finbar Wright.

Colin McLean is one of Ireland’s leading Classical Guitarists. He has studied with some of the most prestigious teachers including Jerry Creedon, Fabio Zanon and Tilman Hoppstock. He has received master classes from Paul Gregory, David Leisner Magnus Anderson and Craig Ogden. Some of his achievements include winning Feis Matthew two years running for solo Classical Guitar and being the first ever guitarist to win the Senior Recital in the Cork School of Music. He has an Honor’s Degree and an Honors Masters from the Cork School of Music which he completed with the great virtuoso Fabio Zanon. Colin currently travels back and forth to Germany to receive lessons from Tilman Hoppstock. Recently Colin has formed his own latin trio. The “Colin McLean Latin Trio” play a mix of South American/Spanish guitar music which is influenced by some of the great names in the business including Rodrigo y Gabriella, Oscar Lopez and Luis Villegas. 

6.30pm. Free event no booking required.