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Ace guitarist Harris headed for Linenhall

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STRINGS ATTACHED Guitarist Remi Harris.

Internationally renowned ace guitarist Remi Harris brings his dazzling talents to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, May 30, at 8pm.
Harris’s unique style draws inspiration from gypsy swing, jazz blues, rock, funk, electronic and world music. He has toured worldwide, including performing at Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
“I love being able to take my music to new places,” he says, “and I’m really looking forward to visiting Ireland for the first time. We’re hoping for a great show in Castlebar.”
Remi started playing at the age of seven, initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the ’60s and ’70s, like Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. In his late teens, he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz.
Since then he has earned a growing reputation for blending all of his influences into his own individual style of playing.
For this highly anticipated concert, expect a repertoire ranging from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and all things in between, including The Beatles, Peter Green and new compositions from Harris’s upcoming third album. And an evening of virtuosic guitar playing.