Marja Gaynor and David Power with John Walsh
Originally from Finland, Marja Gaynor is a Cork-based violinist and viola player. She specialises in Baroque music and plays with various Irish and European ensembles, including the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Camerata Kilkenny, but is also known as a versatile musician at home in many different styles, a fluent improviser, as well as arranger and curator. She has performed and recorded with various Irish bands and artists including Interference, Adrian Crowley, Paul Tiernan and her own world music band The Polskadots. Gaynor also arranged and played the strings for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's Oscar winning song "Falling Slowly".
David Power uilleann piper’s credits include off-Broadway show ‘Love’s Pure Light’, the Irish Rep. Theatre’s ‘The Field’ and Eugene O’Neill’s ‘A Touch of the Poet’ on Broadway. Regularly appearing with poets including Dermot Bolger, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Thomas McCarthy, Clodagh Beresford-Dunne and Robert Pinsky, he has worked withTony MacMahon, Eamonn Hunt and John Comisky on ‘The Frost is All Over’ and with Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary on ‘To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell’ (Kilkenny Arts Festival). David regularly performs with fiddlers Willie Kelly and Martin Hayes, presents recitals with organist Malcolm Proud and performs with baroque group Camerata Kilkenny in ‘The Piper and the Faerie Queen’.
David Power is supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council.
For the last 10 years John Walsh has been at the forefront of Flamenco in Ireland, as a performer, composer, educator and primary ambassador of Flamenco guitar & culture in Ireland. Having studied with Flamenco masters in Andalucía over the course of 4 years, John returned to Ireland to bring his passion for Flamenco music to the stage. As a performer he has been invited as the International Artist to The 2015 Paco de Lucia Guitar Festival in Algeciras, Spain & The 2014 International Flamenco Festival in Consuegra, Spain.
He has performed onstage with many acclaimed Flamenco artists including Salvador Andrades, Jose Manuel Leon, Maria Delgado, Alicia Carrasco, Karen Lugo, Luis de Luis, Antonio Sanchez, Juan Ignacio Gonzalez, Gines Pozas, Remedios Heredia, Carmen Cervantes, Jaime Salazar Losada, Jaime Nadal Perez, Jose Torres, David Avila, Olayo Jimenez, Lucas Gonzalez, Mercedes Garcia Lopez, Pepe de Algeciras.