Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Pat Coldrick - Live at BAG, Monday, March 12

'Antarctica' - (Original piece by Pat Coldrick)

It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome Pat Coldrick back to BAG, where he has come to play for us, year after year, to the delight of BAG regulars and new listeners, alike. 
Once you see Pat Coldrick in concert one time, you'll want to see him again, and again. Now with a new Management team, and about to embark on a nationwide tour of larger concert venues, Pat never forgets his fans, and is delighted to be returning to the intimate surroundings of Mick Murphy's to entertain us with his unique approach to classical guitar performance. Joining Pat on the night, will be guitarist and Producer, Peter Eades.
Here's a video of the two men in action recently:

More info below.

Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday, March 12th. Doors open at 8:30pm, and Admission is €12 at the door.

Pat Coldrick is an Irish Classical Guitarist and Composer, who has been working for the last six years in Ireland but has also performed Recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia. Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made Classical Guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Through his interpretation of music and by exploring and embracing new technologies he strives to enhance the dynamics of the classical guitar and bring his music to a wider audience both at home and abroad.

His music defies genre and appeals to a wide cross section of music lovers. While Pat plays his own arrangements of great classical pieces, it is his own compositions that sets him apart – pieces such as Lament, CityJam and Antarctica to name but a few. Pat’s skillful and atmospheric connection with his audience is an art form in itself and is in total contrast to other more formal classical performances. He has a very easy going, laid back and unassuming approach and his interaction with the audience and philosophy of ‘entertaining’ rather than ‘educating’ his listeners is a breath of fresh air.
Once Pat begins to play people are immediately captivated by his dedication, passion and skill. His interpretation and delivery of each piece combined with his superb artistry as a performer results in his unique ability to make his audience laugh and equally move them to tears.

To date Pat has produced 2 albums – Cayendo in 2010 and CityJam was release in November 2014. Since CityJam was launched his music has been played on all the major radio stations in Ireland and was voted ‘Album of the Week’ on RTE Lyric FM. It’s fair to say that Pat’s music is currently attracting a lot of attention in classical quarters and beyond. Pat is now widely acknowledged as a very accomplished musician and composer who is succeeding in bringing classical guitar music ‘Centre Stage’ where he so passionately believes it belongs.

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