Flamenco star Rebeca Sanchez.

Rebeca to bring Spanish sunshine to Railway stage

Back by popular demand, professional Flamenco dancer, choreographer and singer, Rebeca Sanchez, will once again wow a Belturbet audience with her incredible talent when she returns to the Belturbet Railway Station on Sunday, June 26.

Supported by Cavan Arts, Seville native Rebeca will once again be joined on stage by guitarist and close friend, Juan Jose Manzano.

She will also share the spotlight with Eli Jara León, an equally renowned flamenco dancer who, like Rebeca, now lives in Ireland, residing in Dublin where she teaches the art of Flamenco.

Rebeca started her studies of Flamenco and classical dance, age just three years, in the very renowned school of Carmen Albeniz, a pianist and teacher of Spanish singing and dance.

Producing her first Flamenco recording ‘En un Caracol’ aged seven, Rebeca toured extensively before her father’s death during her teenage years. Later, beyond music, she pursued a career in healthcare.

She and her husband moved to Ireland in 2015, and later Belturbet, where in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, like all frontline workers, Rebeca’s work intensified.

She leapt to national attention after the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra contacted her in need of a singer to perform ‘El Amor Brujo’. The musical suite by the renowned Spanish composer Manuel de Falla translates literally as ‘Spell-bound Love’ or ‘The Bewitched Love’, and sometimes as ‘Wedded by Witchcraft’.

Before that she was involved with a contemporary revision of Spaniard poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s ‘A Fragment of Tomorrow’ (2019).

Her return to the Belturbet stage follows a heart-stopping performance during Culture Night 2021, and most recently at the Cavan Arts Festival last month.

Rebeca’s upcoming performance begins at 5pm on Sunday, June 26, admission €10 at the door.