Three unmissable World Masters Concerts! Check out these three amazing concerts in the Waltons World Masters series coming up in May and June.
Tigran Hamasyan A truly original jazz talent, pianist, composer and singer Tigran Hamasyan came to Ireland for the first time in 2012, at the age of 24, to perform a solo concert for the World Masters series of astonishing range and depth. He returns with his trio for one night only in Ireland. Click here for more information.
‘Amazing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher.’ – Herbie Hancock
‘A mature and great and rich and deep artist.’ – Chick Corea
National Concert Hall, Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 8 pm
The Blind Boys of Alabama: Living legends of gospel music, the Blind Boys of Alabama return to Ireland and the World Masters series for another roof-raising evening, supported by an Irish gospel choir/group selected through the third nationwide Waltons World Masters Gospel Competition! Click here for more information.
‘Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous’ – Washington Post
‘The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift…’ – Rolling Stone
National Concert Hall, Saturday, 7 June 2014, 8 pm
Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté: Channelling equal parts Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and ancient griot tradition, Toumani Diabaté is one of Africa’s most gifted musicians and quite simply the greatest kora player in the world. For this very special concert Toumani shares the stage with his son, rising kora star 22-year-old Sidiki Diabaté. Click here for more information.
‘magnificent’ – The Guardian
‘He’s the sort of player you only encounter once in a lifetime…on a par with Glenn Gould or Rostropovich.’ – Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3