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Jose Fernandez Granados was born in 1915, in Utrera, a small flamenco enclave just a few miles outside of Seville. Along with other heavyweight jondo singers like La Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera, El Perrate brought the Utrera style of flamenco to the attention of the outside world.

If well-priced, environmentally-friendly produce, that supports local businesses and farmers, is your thing, then this is the ideal market. The market opens on the first Saturday of the month in the Parque de la Alameda, between the oldtown and the beaches of Marbella.

Paco del Gastor is one of the most outstanding descendants of Diego del Gastor, and he was the first member of the Gastor dynasty to leave Moron de la Frontera, heading to Madrid to make a name for himself as a professional musician. He was born in Morón in 1944 and his father Francisco, who was the brother of Diego del Gastor.

What many British expats miss most about living in Andalucia is a good curry. But don’t worry – you can find plenty of Indian restaurants on the Costa del Sol. So if you need a little more heat than your Andalucian gambas pil-pil, then take a trip to one of the curry houses along Andalucia’s coast, and beyond.

Pedro Peña is one of today's most respected flamenco guitarists, and with his background and schooling there is no wonder he is also one of the most sought after guitarists, especially with the gypsies singers of Jerez and Lebrija.

We are well aware of the wealth of local Spanish delights on offer in Andalucía: solomillo, presa iberica, chorizo, Serrano ham... the list is endless. But sometimes you just fancy a tender juicy steak, or a succulent burger on the barbeque.

Even though Andalucia has a vast and rich gastronomic offering, some times living in Andalucia, or coming here on holiday, expats and visitors crave the home comforts such as ye olde fish’n’chips. The coastal areas of southern Spain, in particular the Costa del Sol, has numerous establishments offering everything from cod and chips, haddock and chips, scampi and chips, and fish cakes, to burgers.

Pedro Peña is one of today's most respected flamenco guitarists, and with his background and schooling there is no wonder he is also one of the most sought after guitarists, especially with the gypsies singers of Jerez and Lebrija.

There is no reason why, when you're on holiday, you shouldn´t enjoy the same pleasures as at the weekend at home - aside from a cloudless sky and brilliant sunshine of course. On a Sunday morning, or any day for that matter, you can wake up with a craving for a full English breakfast - especially if you've had a big night out; a full English can seem like the only cure.

You can find a number of British grocers on the Costa del Sol and in Gibraltar, to satisfy that hankering for Branston Pickle, Jammy Dodgers, or crumpets. There are five branches of Iceland (referred to as Overseas): in Puerto Banus - Centro Comercial La Alzambra opposite Puerto Banus, in Mijas - Parque Empresarial Miramar, in Pueblo Nuevo just opposite Sotogrande, plus smaller 'express' stores in Guadalmina and Calahonda.

Sara Pereyra Baras was born in Cadiz in 1971 and from an early age received dance instruction from her mother. She had her first dance lessons at La Tertulia Flamenca de la Isla, in San Fernando, an academy that was run by her mother Concha Vargas and after this she joined Los Niños de la Tertulia Flamenco, where she served her apprenticeship as a flamenco dancer.

In full production mode with a new CD in the works, Pasión Vega made time in her diary to tell us that she feels very “Andaluz”, with a special soft spot for her hometown of Malaga. She would love to sing a duet with Manolo Garcia and tells us that she loves to be free to express herself with her voice through a wide variety of different styles.

Maria Fernandez Granados was born in Utrera in 1922, but she was not to become a professional singer until rather late in her life, she made her first recording with her sons when she was in her late fifties. Maria la Perrata, who was the sister of El Perrate and the cousin of La Fernanda de Utrera, married Bernardo Peña, and moved to Lebrija, the town where she spent the rest of her life.

For those that love spending their Sunday afternoons wandering around and browsing stalls full of antiques, handmade items and vintage jewellery, then this is the ideal market. Held in the Port of Marbella (Puerto Deportivo de Marbella), this artisan market has 30 stalls of handmade gifts and jewellery, paintings, accessories, handpainted ceramics and unique baby clothing.

Manuel Serrapi Sanchez or Niño Ricardo, was born in Seville in 1909 and has inspired many of today's guitarists. Many flamenco guitarists use techniques that were created by Niño Ricardo and he is quite possibly the most respected and worshiped flamenco guitarist of the last one hundred years.

Whilst many tourists come to Spain for the tapas, tinto de verano, chorizo, gambas al ajillo and the never-ending supply of fish and seafood, others do not have the palate for pescado. It is also not uncommon for an expat living in Andalucía to simply have a hankering for a taste of home, and especially during the cooler winter months, there is nothing better than a traditional English Sunday roast.

There are plenty of places around Andalucia where you can enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch or fish and chipps or a full english breakfast.

Sergio Aranda Santos isprobably the best dancer Málaga has produced for many years. This young “bailaor” (flamenco dancer) is set for a bright future, his dance is choreographed but not overly polished, and he has “compas” (the much-coveted flamenco rhythm)and “gracia” (natural grace), two important elements of flamenco dance.