Music I Am #16 – Dale Kavanagh, guitarist composer

The moment when you knew you wanted to be a musician:

Amateur or professional?  I began piano lessons at 5. then clarinet, sax, electric guitar, mandolin, classical guitar. So amateur age 5:). professional mid teens

An important skill for a career in music that does not have anything to do with an instrument or making music:

Being nice 🙂
Organising  skills, patience, and perseverance

Two ways you stay motivated:

Don’t need ways to stay motivated.  Everyday is a joy if I can practice music  and learn

Latest Project:

A CD called “Dale and Friends”. consisting of a group of my duos and a trio.

What inspired it:

I like to compose and want to work with my friends.

Who’s on it:

Thomas Kirchhoff, Laura Young, Sümeyye Ergun, Liying Zhu, Frank Gerstmeier, Zoran Dukic and Aniello Desiderio,  and Margarita Escarpa. Also, my two amazing sound engineers-producers were Hubert Kaeppel and Hans-Werner Huppertz.

How do you discover new music?

Asking friends who is new on the block, going to concerts etc..

One living and one dead musician that deserves more attention:

Michael Torke

Dora Pejačević 1885-1923

Where can we find you online?

Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music etc……

Upcoming Event you’d like to share? 

  • 03/03/2023            Bonn (Hardberger Gitarrenkonzerte)
  • 15/04/2023            Augsburg (Gitarrenfestival)
  • 29/04/2023            Kuala Lumpur
  • 01/05/2023            Kuala Lumpur
  • 04/06/2023            Bedburg (Schloss Bedburg)
  • 09/06/2023            Burgwedel (with Duo Gruber & Maklar)
  • 16/06/2023            Stettin/Polen (Baltic Guitar Days)
  • 02/07/2023            Lübbecke (mit Orgel, Hermann Grube)
  • 24/07/2023            Iserlohn (31. Gitarren-Festival)
  • 02/08/2023            Dillington, England
  • 03/08/2023            Dillington, England
  • 14/08/2023            Carrion de los Condes, Spain
  • 16/08/2023            Carrion de los Condes, Spain
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