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Mexican guitar duo head for music school

POPULAR Mexican duo Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero (aka Rodrigo y Gabriela) will bring their unique brand of acoustic guitar music to the Cork School of Music for an all-ages gig on Wednesday, July 29.

The pair cut their musical teeth as members of a thrash metal band in Mexico City; however they became disillusioned with the lack of opportunity and decided to up stick to Europe eventually settling in Dublin.

After spending time busking and playing the club scene, the pair got their big break in 2005 when Damien Rice asked then to play with him at the Oxegen festival.

Since then their fast paced, rhythmic style of playing has earned them a solid fan base across Ireland, the UK and Europe, their cover versions of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven and Metallica's Orion proving to be particular live favourites.

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The gig comes ahead of the release of their third studio album 11.11, which is due to be released in September.

Tickets for the gig cost €24 from