Colm O’Caoimh - Guitar Master Class at The Steeple Sessions
Colm O Caoimh has been a huge presence on the Kilkenny music scene in recent years and is a founding member of CALADH NUA who have burst onto the Irish music trail with two exciting albums "HAPPY DAYS" and "NEXT STOP". His solidly imaginative playing and delicate finger-style is described as being both the backbone and powerhouse of CALADH NUA. Colm O’Caoimh took his first tentative steps in music through classical piano and violin, but it was his intrinsic passion and love for Irish music that eventually drew Colm, a fluent Irish speaker, to the guitar. Through a distinctive and unfaltering style influenced by guitarists such as Jim Murray and John Blake, his abilities were soon in popular demand both as a live performer and a studio session player. As an accomplished pianist and bassist, Colm is a regular guest of the trail- blazing Jeremy Hickey of RSAG (Rarely Seen Above Ground) among many others. Colm has re-defined the guitar accompaniment of Irish Music, bringing to it influences of Jazz and swing, all the while grounding the music with his own unique driving, earthy rhythm. Coupling that with the subtleties of his numerous finger picking styles, it is widely believed that Colm is one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in any genre of music today.
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