John Walsh Irish Flamenco Guitarist
Debut album ‘Irlandalucía’ out now – Shop now
“Masterful Guitar Playing” – Irish Examiner
John Walsh is Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist.
For the last 14 years John has been at the forefront of Flamenco in Ireland, as a performer, composer and educator.
“A technically brilliant, deeply beautiful and affecting journey through the heartland of flamenco, and one that bears Walsh’s quite personal melodic, rhythmic and percussive stamp, Irlandalucía would likely draw more than a few approving olés in the flamenco shrines of Andalusia. Jaw droppingly good..
– Irlandalucía review – Ian Patterson, Allaboutjazz.com
“John Walsh is a technically brilliant and accomplished guitarist. He has brought some very beautiful ideas from the world of Flamenco guitar back and introduced them to Irish music.” – Martin Hayes
“It is one thing to be able to get your fingers around the blinding technique required to play flamenco guitar. It is another thing altogether for the player to imbue the passion and expression of flamenco into his playing.
John Walsh manages magnificently to achieve both!”
– Bill Whelan, Composer, Creator of Riverdance
Goldberg Variations for Guitar
The Goldberg Variations for Guitar. A mammoth task... Last year I found myself taking on the rather foolish task of arranging Bach's Goldberg Variations for multiple guitars. Originally, I arranged and recorded the 1st [...]
Lanzamiento del álbum próximamente
Ya llegamos... Este año por fin tuve el tiempo para grabar mi esperado disco debut 'Irlandalucía’ - una de las pocas cosas positivas a salir de la situación COVID para mi. El disco está [...]
Album release coming soon…
A long time coming.... This year, I finally had the time to record my long-awaited debut album ‘Irlandalucía’, one of the few positives to come out of the COVID situation for me. The album [...]
Arts Council Music Bursary Award 2019
I'm really delighted to have been awarded the Music Bursary Award for 2019 from Arts Council Ireland! It really means a lot to me to receive this award after the many years of hard [...]
Knobloch Strings endorsement
I'm delighted to be have gotten an endorsement deal with Knobloch Strings and be part of the their Artist roster! I’ve been using these strings for the last few concerts I’ve done and they [...]
New Video – “Irlandalucía”
"Irlandalucía" After a busy couple of years, I finally found the time to record a video of my latest composition "Irlandalucía". It's a Zapateado with a mix of Irish & Flamenco influences that reflects [...]