Music Network Presents Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda on Tour 20 – 27 October

19 September 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 September 2013
 
MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS COLOMBIAN HARPIST EDMAR CASTANEDA ON TOUR 20 – 27 OCTOBER
 
“Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he was almost a world unto himself." 
New York Times
“Simply astonishing.” 
Bloomberg News
Don’t miss the one-man force of nature that is Edmar Castaneda on a Music Network tour from 20 – 27 October as he catapults the harp into the limelight with his fleet-fingered blend of jazz, Colombian folk tunes and flamenco flair. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Here at Music Network we are VERY excited to showcase the inestimable talents of Edmar Castaneda, described by the legendary Paquito D’Rivera as “an enormous talent.  With his versatility and enchanting charisma, he has taken his harp out of the shadows, and become one of the most original musicians in the Big Apple.” Technically astounding, dazzling yet lush, muscular yet lyrical, Castaneda has single-handedly transformed the arpa llanera, or Colombian harp, into one serious jazz instrument. 
When Castaneda steps onto the stage, it’s time to lock up your preconceptions and throw away the key. As a soloist, whether producing polyrhythms like a drummer, firing off chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist or fusing bebop and Colombian folk tunes, Castaneda is “a one-man musical wrecking crew” (Boston Herald). His style is thrillingly percussive and he plucks dynamic bass lines effortlessly with one hand while weaving complex counterpoint melodies with the other. 
A powerful and passionate performer and a great communicator to boot, Castaneda has also collaborated with luminaries from multiple genres, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist John Scofield, celebrated Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Irish singer Susan McKeown, on her acclaimed Black Thorn album. Unmissable!
On Tour:  Sunday 20th October DUBLIN (The Sugar Club, 8:00 PM, €18 / €13 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie), Tuesday 22nd October BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie), Wednesday 23rd October CARRICK ON SHANNON (The Dock, 8:30 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 071 9650828 or online at www.thedock.ie), Thursday 24th October LIMERICK (Dolans, 8:30 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 061 314483 Ext. 5 or online at www.dolans.ie), Friday 25th October CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 on the door Tel. 095 21699 (Info only)), Sunday 27th October CORK (Triskel Christchurch, 2:30 PM, €15 Tel. 021 4272022 or online at www.triskelartscentre.ie).
FOR LISTINGS EDITORS
Music Network Presents
Edmar Castaneda, solo harp (Colombia)
20 - 27 October 2013
“Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he was almost a world unto himself." 
New York Times
“Simply astonishing.” 
Bloomberg News
Sunday 20th October, Dublin
The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €18 / €13 
Booking: 01 475 0224 / www.musicnetwork.ie
Promoted by Music Network
Tuesday 22nd October, Bray
Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street
Start Time:  8:00 PM
Tickets: €16 / €14
Booking: 01 2724030 / www.mermaidartscentre.ie
Promoted by Mermaid - County Wicklow Arts Centre
Wednesday 23rd October, Carrick-On-Shannon
The Dock, St. George's Terrace
Start Time: 8:30 PM
Tickets: €15 / €12
Booking: 071 9650828 / www.thedock.ie
Promoted by The Dock
Thursday 24th October, Limerick
Dolans Warehouse, Dock Road
Start Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: €15 / €12
Booking: 061 314483 Ext. 5 / www.dolans.ie
Promoted by Limerick Jazz Society
Friday 25th October, Clifden
Station House Theatre
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: €12 / €10 (on the door)
Booking: 095 21699 (info only)
Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
Sunday 27th October, Cork
Triskel Christchurch, South Main Street
Start time: 2:30pm
Tickets: €15
Booking: 021 4272022 / www.triskelartscentre.ie
Promoted by Triskel Arts Centre
/ENDS
 
For further information including review CDs and photos, please contact:
Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 475 0224 or (087) 649 0818 or pr@musicnetwork.ie

 “Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he was almost a world unto himself." New York Times

“Simply astonishing.” Bloomberg News

Don’t miss the one-man force of nature that is Edmar Castaneda on a Music Network tour from 20 – 27 October as he catapults the harp into the limelight with his fleet-fingered blend of jazz, Colombian folk tunes and flamenco flair. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.

Here at Music Network we are VERY excited to showcase the inestimable talents of Edmar Castaneda, described by the legendary Paquito D’Rivera as “an enormous talent.  With his versatility and enchanting charisma, he has taken his harp out of the shadows, and become one of the most original musicians in the Big Apple.” Technically astounding, dazzling yet lush, muscular yet lyrical, Castaneda has single-handedly transformed the arpa llanera, or Colombian harp, into one serious jazz instrument. 

When Castaneda steps onto the stage, it’s time to lock up your preconceptions and throw away the key. As a soloist, whether producing polyrhythms like a drummer, firing off chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist or fusing bebop and Colombian folk tunes, Castaneda is “a one-man musical wrecking crew” (Boston Herald). His style is thrillingly percussive and he plucks dynamic bass lines effortlessly with one hand while weaving complex counterpoint melodies with the other. 

A powerful and passionate performer and a great communicator to boot, Castaneda has also collaborated with luminaries from multiple genres, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist John Scofield, celebrated Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and the Irish singer Susan McKeown, on her acclaimed Black Thorn album. Unmissable!

TOUR DETAILS HERE