Three Gymn O’Paddies (2000-2001)

for Solo Guitar

Duration: 9 mins

Premiered by Dave Flynn, April 2002. St. Ann’s Church, Dublin. Published by Frisbee Publications. (FP001)

Programme Note

These pieces are inspired by Erik Satie, a composer I highly admire. Each piece has roughly the same form as Satie’s 3 Gymnopedies. The punning title of my pieces betrays the Irish character found in the melodies.

The guitarist Philip Lawson has recorded videos of these pieces, which you can see below.