FLAMENCO GUITARIST JOHN WALSH

FLAMENCO GUITARIST JOHN WALSH

Date: 21st March 2019
Time: 11am
Venue: Stack Theatre, at CIT Cork School of Music
Cost:Free

Flamenco Guitarist John Walsh will give a Flamenco Guitar Workshop in the Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music on Thursday, March 21 at 11.00 am.

John Walsh is Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist. An accomplished musician and composer, John has been performing solo since 2006. John was one of the 10 musicians (and the only guitarist) chosen for the 2009 ‘Musicians of the Future’ concert in the National Concert Hall performing 2 original compositions composed specially for the concert.

Along with performing concerts throughout Ireland and venues in Spain and the UK, he has performed in one of the most historically important flamenco venues, 'El Candela' in Madrid, as well as being the invited International Artist for the 2014 Flamenco Festival Flamenco de Consuegra. He has composed music for and performed with the National Ballet of Ireland, Bill Whelan’s Riverdance & Michael Rooney’s De Cuellar Orchestra among others and performed for the Irish President Michael D Higgins.

Aside from performing, John has a special passion for music education and with raising the profile and knowledge of Flamenco in Ireland. He regularly gives Flamenco Workshops & Masterclasses throughout Ireland, at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and in the UK.

John is currently in the process of composing material for his debut album. Besides music John has a keen interest in Astronomy and Science, holding a BSc in Applied Physics.

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