2022: ONE YEAR, FOUR ANNIVERSARIES
2022 is a very special year for the Badalona Guitar Association because it is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating it by commemorating another three anniversaries coinciding this year: those of three historical luthiers, true references in the world of guitar making: Romanillos, Fleta y Enrique García.
For each of these illustrious guitar makers we have prepared a tribute act in Badalona that includes a conference - discussion about their figure and a concert performed with one of their guitars.
On June 11 we celebrated the first of them, the tribute to José Luis Romanillos. It was an endearing act, in which his widow Marian Harris was present, who traveled to Badalona to be with us. Below you can see and access the full chronicle of this event. At the end of page you will find the links with information about the other two tribute concerts to be held soon.
DATE: SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2022 TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: NAU3 - C. Cultural Escorxador, Badalona
The news of the death of José Luis Romanillos reached us when we began to prepare this concert to honor him on his 90th birthday. Despite the sadness that this fact caused us, we decided to go ahead with the event and turn it into a posthumous tribute to him.
CONCERT D'ESTIU 2022
A TRIBUTE TO IGNACIO FLETA
DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: AV del Centre. C. Sant Miquel, 34, Badalona
Free entrance - voluntary donation
WHO WAS IGNACIO FLETA?
This Aragonese luthier, based in Barcelona, achieved great prestige in the 60s and 70s of the last century for the quality of the instruments he built in his workshop located on Carrer dels Àngels.
Added to his good work, was the fact that Andrés Segovia and John Williams acquired several of his guitars and played regularly with them, so his fame grow and caused the list of requests for Fleta guitars to increase so much and arrive up to 15 years of waiting time.
Fleta guitars became a true myth for lovers of this instrument.