Castanets are an instantly recognisable instrument for most. They are of course most typically associated with Spanish culture and in particular the traditional dances of Spain including Flamenco.
As an instrument Castanets are truly ancient, with instruments clearly part of the Castanet family having been a vibrant part of life for many civilisations, especially in the Levant and North Africa before making their way across to the Iberian Peninsula.
Castanets have found themselves become an essential part of certain Flamenco performances and perhaps more typically, other traditional Spanish folk dances. As with many things, Castanets age well, with the sound of that distinctive clack! only improving as the instrument is used more and more.
Here at El Mundo Flamenco we stock a great range of traditional Spanish Castanets for you to choose from. The Flamenco Castanets available include instruments that have been made in a variety of different woods, including a selection of products that exhibit beautifully dark-toned wood construction. Our selection of Castanets cater to many different budgets and aesthetic tastes. All are available to buy online or alternatively you can visit us in our central London store.
Purchasing your very own pair of castanets is long term investment and that's why we've create a how to guide to help you choose the right pair for you.