Fanthesia was one of Conor’s favourite pieces. He especially enjoyed the thrill of performing this tune and it was a staple inclusion in his live sets. Conor performed Fantasia live on RTE radio 1 in 2014 on a show called ‘The South Wind Blows’. Interviewed before playing, he was asked by the presenter what inspired his next piece. His reply:
“I don’t really seek out divine inspiration, i just tend to stumble across it. I usually find it in my surroundings. For a track like Fanthesia, I definitely took from the surroundings of my home in County Mayo. Im fortunate to live in the beautiful Mayo countryside along the river Moy. I don’t see bleakness or boredom in the sparse country landscape. Instead i find beauty and wonder. Simple things energise me to write and play like the dron-y hums of the farmyards in the distance, the ringings and rumbling of the trains as they pass in the night, often creating their own little melody as they disappear into the abyss, or the tweeting of the birds and of course the magical tranquil sound of the ripple of the river. I love the peace of the place and mystery and awe that can come just from exploring the natural habitat i was born and raised in."
Take the journey with Conor; explore, release, rise and, enjoy.
– Conor Walsh's Family
released March 13, 2017
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