Leading classical guitarist to perform on Achill

Irish classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole will perform an afternoon concert at 3pm on Sunday October 25 in St Thomas’ Church in Dugort, Achill. This acclaimed musician is one of a handful of performers in the world to play a Brahms guitar, an eight-string guitar played in the position of a cello. Mayo audiences have seen Redmond recently in the Westport Arts Festival and Killala Arts Festival and last July he performed to a full house in St Thomas’ on Achill.

The National Concert Hall’s Rising Star for 2009, Redmond gave recitals in Mexico last year, he performs solo recitals throughout Europe and regularly tours as special guest with Irish music legends the Chieftains. For the past month he has been recording a new album of Irish music on Achill Island and will be performing some of the music that he has recorded. The concert will feature classical arrangements of Irish tunes alongside O’Toole’s new arrangements. Tickets are €10 and available on the door and all proceeds will go to the church restoration fund.


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