PAT COLDRICK, the Irish classical guitarist plays Monroe's Live on Thursday October 15 at 9pm, where he will perform his own arrangements of works in the classical repertoire, as well as original compositions.
Acclaimed by Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins and by The Irish Times, Coldrick has released two albums, Cayendo (2010 ) and CityJam (2014 ), the latter was voted Album of the Week on Lyric FM. He has also performed recitals in Europe, the USA, and Russia, including the International Guitar Festival in St Petersburg, the Ards International Guitar Festival, Derry International Guitar Festival, Clonakilty Guitar Festival, and the Dún Laoghaire Music Festival.
Coldrick honed his skills at the College of Music in Dublin with John Feely and has also studied with world renowned guitarists David Russell and Gabriel Esterellas. In the early 1980s he was lead guitarist with The Memories. After he left the band he set up a furniture manufacturing business and put aside his guitar for 25 years. He re-emerged six years ago and has since gained recognition throughout Ireland, internationally, and by the classical guitar establishment.