‘Old Spain’ comes to Rossland

The next concert at the Rouge Gallery in Rossland features the music of “Old Spain.”

Alan Rinehart and Clive Titmuss play music from the 16th Century to the Age of the  Fandango.

They will perform on guitars built by Titmuss, a West Kelowna-based luthier and early music musician.Titmuss builds instruments modelled on historic originals – in this case from the 16th and late 18th Centuries.

The vihuela (early guitar) music of the 1500s was regal, intricate and highly decorated. Many of the underlying melodies are taken from folk music, which ensures its timeless appeal.

Alan Rinehart is a guitarist who has played many solo concerts throughout B.C., and with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet (which he founded). More recently, he has taken up residence in Kelowna, after great success bringing the Northwest Guitar Festival to the Kootenays.

The concert is on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.at the Rouge Gallery in  Rossland. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door. Call 362-9609 for details and tickets.