Rhythm Nation: John Walsh picks the tunes
The composer and Flamenco guitarist explains what drew him to Spanish music and selects the tracks that have inspired him
“Flamenco captured me,” John Walsh writes in the liner notes to his debut album Irlandalucía.
“I never sought it out. Nevertheless, I was compelled to dedicate all my waking hours in the following years to trying to understand and learning to play this wonderful music.”
After studying with flamenco masters in Algericas, Seville and Granada, the Longford man returned home and launched a new career. As well as becoming...
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