Matt Bashford

Matt Bashford

Matt Bashford

Whistles, Irish Flute and Uilleann Pipes

Matt plays Uilleann Pipes, Flutes and Whistles among various other woodwind instruments. He is a member of the Bruce Guthro (Runrig) Band with whom he tours and records regularly. He has toured as a soloist with Riverdance for over ten years. Other artists and groups include: The Irish Harp Orchestra, Afro Celt Sound System, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Ragús plus many more. He has performed on various orchestral works including Bill Whelan’s Seville Suite and Shaun Davey’s Grainneuaile Suite. A founding member of the Post Rock instrumental band Iron Mountain, their debut album Unum was released on the Prophecy record label out of Germany.

Matt graduated with a BA in Irish Music and Dance Performance and an MA in Festive Arts from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland. 

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