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Timple Concert This Weekend

Monday September 19, 2011

Timple Concert This Weekend

This coming Sunday, 25th September, there will be a Timple Concert taking place at the Casa Museo del Timple in Teguise from 11.30 am. The Casa Museo del Timple is actually located in the Palacio Spinola in Plaza de la Constitución in the old capital.

Amongst the aficionados of the timple who will be performing on Sunday are Alexis Lemes, Josele del Pino, Victor Estarico and Gabriel Garcia. The Timple is the Canarian miniature guitar, which has similarities to the ukulele and which forms the basis of much of the traditional folklore music found in the archipelago.

The House Museum of the Timple also has a standing exhibition dedicated to the instrument, with early examples of the timple on display. And Teguise has historic connections with one of the most renowned timple craftsmen and players, Simon Morales Tavio and current day timplista Benito Cabrera.

Entrance to the museum costs €3 and opening times are from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 19.00, with a more restricted timetable on Saturday of 10.00 until 15.00.

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