| The capacity will be limited to 200 people respecting the security measures COVID | The funeral ceremony (evangelical mass) by guitarist Antonio Fernández, is celebrated this afternoon at 7:00 p.m.
in the old Public Market of La Unión with a capacity limited to 200 people and keeping all security measures.
Access to it will be at 6.30 p.m. Attendees are requested to come with their mandatory mask and hydroalcoholic gel.
Later, he will be buried in the Rosario cemetery, accompanied by his family. The Cathedral of Cante has been the place chosen to give the last goodbye to the veteran of the Fernández saga, who died yesterday at the age of 94 and thus returns to the emblematic stage that saw him shine so many nights. Antonio Fernández is the father of Encarnación Fernández, winner of the Mining Lamp twice, and the grandfather of Antonio Muñoz Fernández, also an official guitarist for the Fundación Cante de las Minas.
Antonio Fernández Fernández was born in Alicante in 1926, he spent his youth and adolescence selling clothes at home, from a family that was dedicated to the training of horses.
The guitarist came to La Unión in 1950 and decided to settle definitively, although he already knew singers like "El Rampa", Antonio Piñana and El Chito.
He became inseparable from Pencho Cros, of whom he said they were like brothers and with whom he lived many nights and Flemish risers. Antonio toured different places with the artistic company Soleá, also made up of his family and Alfonso Paredes and has been part of the landscape of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas since its inception.
He has played accompanying great artists in memorable galas.