Redmond O’Toole guitar

Thursday 16 May 2013

The Chapel, Markree Castle, Collooney 8.30pm

Tickets: €15

Redmond O'Toole guitar

Ticket Sales: Hawk’s Well Theatre / Tel: 071 916 1518 / Book online hawkswell.com

Classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole was the first to adapt to Paul Galbraith’s 8-string guitar, played in the position of a cello, which allows him an extension of range, colour and repertoire. Through his unorthodox playing style and committed musicianship he has emerged as one of the most innovative and exciting young guitarists in Europe. As well as solo performances in major festivals and concert seasons in Ireland, concerts have brought him around Europe and North and South America. Collaborations include Mary Coughlan, the Callino Quartet, the Dublin Guitar Quartet, violinist Elizabeth Cooney, cellist Raphael Wallfisch and poet Michael Longley, and he is regular guest guitarist with the Chieftans. Redmond’s repertoire features many of his own arrangements of Baroque and Classical music previously unknown on guitar.

“O’Toole’s recital was absorbing, partly because of the instrument, but above all because of the player’s natural artistry”
The Irish Times

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Programme:

Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K.213
Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major BWV 998
Chaconne in D major
(from Violin Partita No. 2)
– Interval –
Giuliani: Grand Overture
Six Irish Airs
Dionisio Aguado: Rondo (on a Theme by Beethoven)
Tárrega: Capricho Arabe



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