Very sad to report the death of our old friend and compatriot Vladimir Vega. I attended the funeral on wednesday. He was a big part of our lives both with the Alianza project and subsequently touring with Show of Hands. He was also an accomplished actor appearing in movies directed by Ken Loach (Ladybird Ladybird) and Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and was a member of many bands including ‘Grand Union’. He left us with the legacy of the cuatro which is still an integral part of what we do. R.I.P Vladi. We will be singing Santiago for you on Saturday at the Hampton show.