Sunday July 12, 2020

Classical: Legendary Assad brothers at heart of guitar festival

Lovers of classical guitar will undoubtedly experience quivers of excitement down their spine at the very name of the legendary Assad Duo, who are to headline the eleventh Guitar Festival Ireland in Dublin on July 3-5.

21st June, 2015
The Assad Duo, Sérgio and Oscar from Brazil

‘Legendary’ may be an overused word in the music business (it is now under serious threat from ‘iconic’), but in this case it has decent longevity to support it as Brazilian brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad will be celebrating their 50th anniversary together as a duo during their performance at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

The festival curator, Irish guitarist Alec O’Leary, says he was bowled over when the Assads...

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