Darragh O’Neill, Guitar

Darragh O’Neill is one of the leading Irish guitarists of his generation. His international career as a solo concert guitarist/composer has taken him to many of the great concert venues around the world, including include Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, The Manggha Theatre in Krakow, and sell-out performances back home in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

Darragh’s musical training began at age of seven, studying violin with David Lillis at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Later, changing to guitar Darragh went on to study a variety of different styles of music before attending the Royal College of Music London for advanced studies with Carlos Bonell. During his time in London Darragh earned both his Bachelor and Masters degrees in music performance, and upon graduation took both the British Reserve String Prize, and The Louis Krasner Award for most outstanding string recitalist.

Darragh’s debut CD Fountain is a collection of his own arrangements of some of Baroque classics from the guitar repertoire including music by J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Gaspar Sanz, and Turlough O’Carolan; it also features six of Darragh’s own original compositions for solo guitar. Darragh also been invited to share the stage as featured soloist with Enrique Iglesias on his hit ‘I can be your hero’ (for the MTV awards) both West-End’s Michael Ball, and Russell Watson, (ror RTÉ’s Late Late Show) and for Vanessa Amorosi’s televised appearance at the O2 Dublin. More details are available on Darragh’s website, which also includes videos of performances.