“Flute and cello? That’s not going to work is it? Is it? Well, it bloody does in the hands of Michael Walsh and Liz Hanks! Beautiful. Art music for the soul.” Colin Irwin (Mojo Magazine)
Born in Manchester and raised in Stockport, England I grew up learning Sligo style flute playing from Marian Egan & Tony Ryan.
I am currently working on recording my solo album with Michael McGoldrick over in Manchester and Tom Wright (Nancy Kerr Band, Albion Band) in Sheffield, guests include Liz Hanks on Cello, Michael McGoldrick on Guitar/ Pipes/ Drones, Kepa Junkera on Trikitixa, Simon Bradley from Asturian folk legends Llan de Cubel on fiddle and a new composition from the incredible Manchester perfomance poet Mike Garry. A few more guests are working on the album and I’ll announce them when we’ve finished their tracks.
I’m back in the studio in December to finish up and record the final guests. I’m really looking forward to sharing my songwriting for the first time with very special co-writers. Sometime the best is worth waiting for. I have a couple of Festival announcements for 2019 to make shortly. Watch this space.