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Workshop with renowned Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda

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Big news for young harpists in Laois! Renowned Colombian Harpist Edmar Castañeda will deliver a workshop on Monday 21st of October, in Scoil Iosaif Naofa Girls National School, Mountmellick at 12pm. This workshop is being delivered in association with Music Network.

For more details on the workshop, please contact Rosa Flannery, Co-ordinator at Music Generation Laois:
Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
T: 057 8664078

Here's what Music Netwok has to say about Colombian Harpist Edmar Castañeda:

"When Castaneda steps onto the stage, it’s time to lock up your preconceptions and throw away the key. As a soloist, whether producing polyrhythms like a drummer, firing off chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist or fusing bebop and Colombian folk tunes, Castaneda is “a one-man musical wrecking crew” (Boston Herald). His style is thrillingly percussive and he plucks dynamic bass lines effortlessly with one hand while weaving complex counterpoint melodies with the other.

A powerful and passionate performer and a great communicator to boot, Castaneda has also collaborated with luminaries from multiple genres, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist John Scofield, celebrated Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Irish singer Susan McKeown, on her acclaimed Black Thorn album. Unmissable!"

Details about Edmar Castañeda's performance's around the country can be found through Music Network.