+44 (0)7852955243

©2018 by Michael Walsh. Proudly created with Wix.com


I'm really thrilled to be a finalist in the Ó Riada Gold Medal competition in Cork in February 2020. The competition is organised by the family of the late Irish composer Séan Ó Riada. It aims to encourage the diversity of styles to be found in Irish traditional music. I sent in 6 recordings. Each year there is a different category of instruments. 2020 is flutes and tin whistle.  They are passed on to the adjudicators. The adjudicators don't know the name of the performer so make a judgement based on what they hear rather than any preconceived ideas the may have about the performer. This years judges are Mary Bergin, Michael Turbridy and Gary Hastings. We'll all meet up in Cork in February for a weekend of music. You'll be able to listen live on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta Friday 7th February.  

It's been busy. 

We've had a busy summer finishing the Quarehawk album and launching it at Cambridge Folk Festival. My mind is blown by what is involved in putting an album out. Thank you to everyone who made it happen. Quarehawk has been getting plenty of airplay all over the world. It has gone way beyond what I thought was possible when I set out to make a little flute album.

There's plenty of gigs lining up. Have a look on the Live section of the website for details. I'm busy teaching too. Don't forget to ask your favourite radio station to give Quarehawk a spin or your favourite venue to book us.  

Thanks for all your support. 


This is your News Article. It’s a great place to update your visitors about industry news, or publish relevant announcements about yourself. You can also use this space to publish relevant articles and link your button to an article with helpful resources for your visitors. Informational Articles can be a great way to position yourself as an authority in your field, and keep your visitors engaged. Choose a great image or photo to feature in your article or add a video for extra engagement! Keep it interesting and relevant so that your readers read it through till the very end.

Séan Ó Riada Gold Medal Finalist 2020!