Andy Kirkham

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Andy gained a BA (Hons) in music at Kingston Polytechnic studying guitar with Mike Edmunds and later Stephen Goss. He has gone on to play world, folk and jazz as a solo artist and in duos and bands, whilst continuing to study and play classical guitar from mostly Latin America.

A fascination with African music led to studying and learning African tunes including those of Ali Farka-Toure from Mali, Iyab Ogada from Kenya and others from West Africa and Zaire. These pieces now regularly feature in Andy’s performances.

Over the years Andy has also written music for many different genres. Compositions include those for orchestra, strings, brass, guitar quartets and duos and didactic pieces for classical guitar. He has written many pieces employing collage techniques and music concrete and two albums of ambient music.