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Premiere of Ballade for Guitar with John Feeley

  • National Concert Hall 2 Earlsfort Terrace Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

The 2013 Solo Series takes off again with internationally renowned 'trailblazer', guitarist John Feeley. Kevin Barry Room, 25th August. For more info, contact

Robert Coleman – Ballade for Guitar
Anna Murray – La Cathédrale Dissoute
Chris McCormack – Run
Donal Mac Erlaine – Five Studies for Guitar
Stephen O'Brien– Sure we're all going to end up dead anyway...
Breifne Holohan – Tropicália

Described by the Washington Post as 'Ireland's leading classical guitarist' and by Michael Dervan in the Irish Times as 'a trailblazer...when it comes to the guitar and guitar-playing in Ireland', John Feeley studied at Trinity College, Dublin, Queens College of the City University, New York, and The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

In addition to his solo and chamber music concerts, Feeley has performed widely with orchestra. He has won a number of prizes in international competitions, including the Special Award for interpretation in the 1984 Mauro Giuliani competition, Italy. Concerts have taken him around the world and include appearances at the Sydney Opera House, the Old Opera House, Frankfurt, the L'Arena in Verona, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Highly regarded for his performance of new works by Irish composers, he has had many works written for him, which include works by Jerome de Bromhead, Eric Sweeney, Jane O’ Leary, Seóirse Bodley, John Buckley, David Fennessy, John McLachlan and Ciaran Farrell.

He is a regular performer at many international guitar festivals, and he has made recordings with K-Tel, Gael-Linn Records, CBA Classics, Ossiain Records, Castle Communications, a highly acclaimed CD of contemporary Irish music with Blackbox Music, England and has recently released a CD of the music of Irish composer John Buckley with the German company, Celestial Harmonies. He has also recorded with the Chieftains and famous Spanish Soprano Montserrat Caballes.