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Colin O'Connor - Classical Guitarist
This classical guitarist is available for weddings and functions in Dublin and the surrounding areas and began his musical studies at a young age, and instantly became enchanted with the sound of the guitar. Dabbling first in many styles, in time he became firmly attached to the classical guitar. A period of study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Marion Hyland was followed by travel to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Here he completed a masters degree in guitar performance under the tutorship of celebrated Scottish guitarist Allan Neave, graduating with distinction.
In 2010 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato della Valle d’Aosta in Italy, with internationally renowned maestro Lorenzo Micheli.
He is an experienced performer having made notable recitals at such venues as the National Concert Hall, Dublin Unitarian Church, St Stephens Church in Glasgow, the Droichead arts centre, and at the RDS where he was awarded 1st prize in classical guitar at the 2008 Feis Ceoil. He is a very musical performer with a natural sympathy for the expressive capabilities of the classical guitar.
He plays a guitar custom made for him by Michael O’Leary in Co. Carlow and has been working as a wedding classical guitarist for several years and his combination of experience and dedication make him the perfect choice if you want classical guitar at your wedding.
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Colin O'Connor - Classical Guitarist Repertoire
- Bach - Prelude fugue and allegro
- Bach - 4th lute suite prelude
- Bach - 1st cello suite prelude
- Pachelbel's Canon
- Tarrega - Recuerdos de La Alhambra
- Barrios - Un Sueno en la Floresta
- Albeniz - Granada, Tango
- Carulli - Solo for Guitar
- Mertz - Elegie, Liebeslied
- The Beatles - Here there and Everywhere
- The Beatles - Across the Universe
- Traditional Irish - She moved through the fair
- Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey
Colin O'Connor - Classical Guitarist Feedback
"We just wanted to take this opportunity to write and thank you for the amazing job you did on our special day. The people who attended the service are still talking about the beautiful classical & contemporary pieces that you recited so perfectly. We were both delighted with your suggestions of what pieces to play at different stages during the ceremony and the pieces we requested were immaculately performed. I particularly enjoyed Embryonic Journey and I was so pleased that you got a rousing ovation at the end of the ceremony. I will definitely recommend your wedding music services to anyone who happens to ask." Gillian & Keith
"We were very lucky to have this guitarist play at our wedding. I can honestly say that his performance before, during, and after the celebration helped lift the atmosphere in the church. We enjoyed the music provided and based on our guests’ comments afterwards, it was one of the standout moments from the day.
He worked with us before the wedding day to compile a playlist and contributed brilliantly with ideas and suggestions. He went so far as to learn additional pieces for the ceremony which were more “pop” in nature.
The intensity he brings to playing solo pieces has an effect on those listening and on our wedding day it gave us time to appreciate the moment without the distraction of lyrics, therefore extending and enhancing the experience."
Thank you!" Keith & Fiona
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