Tributes Pour In Following Death Of Mayo-Born Musician Conor Walsh
Tributes are flooding in for Mayo-born musician Conor Walsh, following his "sudden" passing this weekend.
The pianist and composer released his first EP The Front in 2015 and has performed at festivals including Electric Picnic and Body & Soul.
In 2013, he supported Hosier in his sold out Irish tour.
His music, which has been compared in style to Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Nils Frahm, has been used on short film soundtracks as well as RTÉ's Prime Time, Radio One, TV3 and RnaG documentaries.
Image via Facebook
His family took to Facebook to thank people for their condolences and pay tribute to Conor, writing:
'Conor treated each performance the same way he treated each and every individual whom with he shared company. He never failed to conjure the highest emotion from a melody just as he never but drew the brightest light from all who met him. The absolute dedication, insatiable energy and infallible passion he committed to his music was mirrored in the attention and engagement he gifted to the conversations of those he shared memorable times with, whether on stage in Ballinalough, on the streets of Swinford or, at home in Ballinisland.'
'Conor was a talented musician, a tireless conversationalist with an intelligent and informed mind, a skilled fisherman, an amazingly caring brother, son and friend, and most of all, a gentleman to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. Conor's imprint on music will continue to flow long past his time, and the impression he left on all who knew him is sure to linger in minds and hearts as distinctly as the echo of the notes he leaves behind him. We will all miss Conor dearly, as we try to come to terms with losing a talented artist and an outstanding friend who still had so much to offer.'
Shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Conor Walsh. He was far too young and had far too bright a future to go like this. @conorwalshpiano
— Hozier (@Hozier) March 12, 2016
So shocked and terribly sad to hear of the death of Conor Walsh. Such a gentle guy and a beautiful musician. Thank you for the music, Conor.
— Una Mullally (@UnaMullally) March 13, 2016
— Eoin McDonagh (@eoinmcdon) March 13, 2016
Oh my, we were just listening to Conor Walsh's work over dinner. Beautiful pieces. Such a talent
— Malcolm Campbell (@MalcCampbe11) March 13, 2016
— Lorcan Hynes (@LorcanHynes) March 12, 2016
— Blathnaid Healy (@blathnaidhealy) March 12, 2016
Conor Walsh RIP - a hugely talented musician & a quiet, graceful gentleman - condolences to his family & friends https://t.co/8vnt2eIas2
— Jim Carroll (@jimcarrollOTR) March 12, 2016