May 27th - 29th

Galway Early Music Festival

Musica et Scientia

Eamon Sweeney

Artist Biography

Eamon Sweeney began his musical studies on the violin, picked up an electric guitar during his teens, and subsequently studied Classical Guitar with Dr John Feeley at the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music. While there he was exposed to the Baroque Guitar, inspiring his doctoral research into the 17th-century instrument and its variants. He continued his study of early plucked-instruments with Xavier Díaz-Latorre at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona.

Eamon teaches and performs extensively in a variety of genres – giving broadcasts, lectures, and seminars in his native Ireland and internationally. He is a founding member of a number of ensembles that focus on the performance of Early and Irish music: Tonos, The Gregory Walkers, and Sonamus.  Eamon is also committed to the provision of Community Music, Music in Healthcare Settings, and Early Years Music.

Over the years Eamon has collaborated with some of Ireland’s leading artists including the late Seamus Heaney, Elaine Agnew, Brian Irvine, Mary Coughlan, Steve Cooney, and Theo Dorgan.

Eamon is grateful for the support his work regularly receives from bodies such as The Arts Council, Music Network, and Wicklow Arts Office.

‘...gorgeous Baroque guitar playing.’ – The Irish Times

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