The Yoshida Brothers: Free Shamisen Concert

FREE CONCERT. Booking required.

7.30pm, Sunday March 25th 2018

Born and bred in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, the Yoshida Brothers picked up the shamisen at the tender age of five, and began studying tsugaru shamisen under Takashi Sasaki I in 1990. The shamisen is a traditional Japanese instrument about

one metre long which has three strings played using a large pick called a bachi.

The tsugaru shamisen was developed in the Tsugaru district in Aomori Prefecture, on the northernmost tip of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has a unique style of play that gives performers room to improvise. After sweeping prizes at national tsugaru shamisen conventions, the Yoshida Brothers made their major debut in 1999. Their debut album sold over 100,000 copies, an extraordinary figure for a traditional folk music release.

As an artistic group whose scope of activities goes way beyond that of traditional Japanese music, the Yoshida Brothers continue to make not only Japan but also the US, Europe, and Asia their stage. It is a great pleasure to welcome them on their first visit to Ireland.

This series of concerts in Ireland has been organised by the Embassy of Japan in Ireland as the closing event of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Ireland.

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O'Connell Street
Waterford
25 March , Sunday 19:30

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