Alec O'Leary

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Alec O'Leary
Birth name Alec O'Leary
Born Carlow, Ireland
Genres Classical
Latin American
Occupation(s) Musician
Director (Guitar Festival)
Instruments Guitar
Years active ???? - present
Labels GFI Master Records
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Cedar Guitar (2005) by Michael J. O'Leary

Alec O'Leary (M.Mus., B.Mus., Dip. Inst. Teaching) is the director and founder of the Guitar Festival of Ireland[1] and is widely regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of his generation.[2] He has spent many years studying guitar with John Feeley at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, and has had tuition from many distinguished players, such as Manuel Barreuco, Roland Dyens, Scott Tennant, Sergio Assad, Elena Papandreou and Fabio Zannon. O'Leary plays regularly both as a soloist and in ensemble and has performed many times on both national radio[3] and television. He plays guitars made for him by renowned Irish luthier Michael J. O'Leary.

Debut album[edit]

Alec released his debut album Milonga[4] in the Summer of 2008, on GFI Masters Records. It is a solo album inspired by the music of Latin American composers and features the music of Roland Dyens, Antonio Lauro, Ástor Piazzolla, Jorge Morel, Jorge Cardoso and Antonio Carlos Jobim.


  • 2008: Milonga - inspiration from Latin America


  1. ^ "NewsPaper Article". The Sunday Business Post. Retrieved 2008-08-20. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Easily one of Ireland's most talented and accomplished classical guitarists", Hotpress.
  3. ^ "Radio Appearance". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Milonga Album". CDBABY. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 

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