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DIT Conservatory presents International Masterclass with Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Posted: 18 November, 2015

International Masterclass with Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Date: Thursday 19 November

Time: 4.30pm- 5.45pm

Venue: Live Room, BIMM Francis Street 

Presented by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and BIMM Dublin in partnership with U.S. Embassy Dublin’s Creative Minds series. 

Introduced and moderated by Kiernan Hanrahan 

DIT Conservatory is delighted to announce an international masterclass with renowned Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Thursday 19 November, 4.30pm.  The masterclass is presented in collaboration with BIMM Dublin and in  partnership with U.S. Embassy Dublin’s Creative Minds series.  

Béla Fleck  is regarded as the premiere banjo player in the world. He has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations.  The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history.

Abigail Washburn, the singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player.. World renowned, Abigail pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.