From June 26 to July 3, 2021, the first International Guitar Festival of the Ribeira Sacra will be held, organized by the Monforte de Lemos Guitar Association.
The Festival was created with the aim of being a reference in the world of classical guitar and early music related instruments. In this first edition we will have the presence of David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Paul O’Dette, Jean Rondeau, Thomas Dunford, Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela (SoloDuo), Andrea Roberto, Andrea González Caballero and Marcos Díaz.
An amazing artists roster for the cultural summer of the Ribeira Sacra that will complete the rich musical panorama offered by other festivals in the area.
We invite you to join us on this beautiful journey that will begin on June 26, 2021 in Monforte de Lemos.
The Ribeira Sacra could be defined as one of inland Galicia’s best-kept secrets. This area is formed of 21 municipalities in the south of Lugo province and the north of Ourense province, bound together by the rivers Miño, Sil and Cabe.
The Ribeira Sacra offers a great variety of fun and culinary experiences, alongside a wide range of top-quality local products which hold trademarks guaranteeing their origin.
Steep slopes and thick forests attracted monastic communities to the Ribeira Sacra, from the earliest days of Christianity, seeking spiritual retreat and ascetic life. They introduced new growing and winemaking techniques and started a massive expansion of monastic civilisation along the banks of the Sil and Miño rivers, leaving traces to this day.
The vineyards and winemaking were extended under the protection of the monasteries and the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago, gaining vital importance.
Today, Ribeira Sacra draws thousands of visitor for its heritage, its gastronomy and its superb wines in the search for the taste of a land.
Most of the spectacular photos of the Ribeira Sacra that we have used for the preparation of the website and all the promotional material that we are preparing are the work of Miguel Iglesias.
Likewise, the impressive aerial photographs of the Sil canyon and Monforte de Lemos are by Hugo Fernández Balseiro:
The organization of the Ribeira Sacra Internatinal Guitar Festival wants to thank both of them for their generosity for giving their images and invites you to visit their social networks to see their great work.