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Bodhrán legend Robbie Walsh is to give a master class in Mullaghbawn Community Centre on 17 November with workshops for beginners and Grade 4 participants.

Robbie Walsh hails from Dublin. Brought up through a strong musical background in all genres, his style is the definition of diversity. Inspired by the fantastic playing of his uncle, Robbie began to learn the ropes from the great Noel Dowling of Kilkenny in what he feels is his second home Áras Chrónáin. Taking these skills to the vibrant session culture throughout Dublin, Robbie began to shape his style.

Robbie Walsh
Robbie Walsh

In 2008 Robbie became the Dublin, Leinster and All Ireland Champion thereby opening him up to further opportunities. He has played with various different bands including Ciorras, Coras, The Hunters, Keeva, B*witched, Blasta and The Jeremiahs. He has also worked closely with dance shows and companies such as Celtic Céilí, Celtic Legends and Damhsa to entertain and teach audiences at theatres, festivals and corporate functions stretching as far as the United States and the Middle East.

Robbie has also worked on albums with musicians such as Daoiri Farrell, Alan Doherty, Laoise Kelly, Gerry O’Donnell, Tom Walsh, Seamus Begley, Joe McKenna, Paul Kelly, Eleanor Shanley, Brendan Hayes, Colin Farrell and Frankie Lane to name but a few, and has shared the stage with the likes of Donal Lunny, Karen Tweed, Cormac Breathnach, Gerry O’Connor, Brendan Begley, Niall Keegan, Blackie O’Connell, Robbie Harris, Siobhan Peoples, Tola Custy, Antonio Beresky and Paul Brady.

Fergal O’Brien bodhrán tutor with the Traditional Arts Partnership and Warrenpoint CCE said “I am honoured and delighted to be hosting Robbie Walsh on Saturday 17th November from 2-5pm in Mullaghbawn Community Centre. I first had the pleasure of being taught by Robbie Walsh at the 2018 Craiceann festival on Inis Oir and he really inspired me as a teacher and a person with his wide range of musical genres and styles”.

Robbie will be offering the following workshops in Mullaghbawn Community Centre

Beginners (> 1 years’ experience) 2.00 - 2.30pm  Grade 2 (1-2 years’ experience)  2.30 - 3.00pm

Grade 4 (2-3 years’ experience)   3.00 - 4.00pm    Grade 6+8 (3+ years’ experience) 4.00 - 5.00pm

Registration through Fergal O’Brien by tel (07980726360); email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or at bodhrán classes. Cost 5.00 for 30 minutes and 10.00 for 60 minute class, payable at the door or in class

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