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Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano Number 7 C Minor op.30 no.1 — 1st Movement: Allegro con brio

Havilland Willshire,  piano, with Lamond Gillespie on violin, playing Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano Number 7 C Minor op.30 no.1 — 1st Movement: Allegro con brio.

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano Number 7 C Minor op.30 no.1 — 2nd Movement: Adagio cantabile

Havilland Willshire,  piano, with Lamond Gillespie on violin, playing Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano Number 7 C Minor op.30 no.1 — 2nd Movement: Adagio cantabile

Three Little Drummers / Fraher’s from the album “The Trip to Carrick”.

CD abum the Trip to Carrick, acclaimed traditional Irish folk music with with Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake

The Trip to Carrick, acclaimed traditional Irish folk music with with Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake

These two jigs; Three Little Drummers and Fraher’s are from the album “The Trip to Carrick”.

Review of the album “The Trip to Carrick”.

The Green Meadows and The Humours of Lissadell from the album Humours of Highgate

CD album "Humours of Highgate" with John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Mick Leahy.Two reels from the album Humours of Highgate, with Lamond Gillespie on violin and John Blake on piano.

Review of the Humors of Highgate.

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Currently rehearsing for an upcoming performance with pianist Havilland Willshire.

Ravel Tzigane — excerpt

Lamond Gillespie playing Ravel: Tzigane — excerpt.

Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano “Kreutzer” No.9 in A Major Op.47 – excerpt

Havilland Willshire and Lamond Gillespie performing excerpt fom Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano “Kreutzer” No.9 in A Major Op.47.

Review of album “TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC FROM LONDON”

The following review was published on Celtic Groves Homestead website:

JOHN BLAKE, LAMOND GILLESPIE, MICK LEAHY: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC FROM LONDON

John Blake: flute, guitar, piano
Lamond Gillespie: fiddle, viola
Brian Rooney: fiddle
Tommy Maree: accordion
Mick Leahy: bouzouki
Traditional Irish Music from London.

Traditional Irish Music from London. Album with John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Mick Leahy.

A wonderful new release featuring the talented John Blake, who is not only one of the best accompanists in Irish music today but also a skilled flute player, in duet with fiddle player Lamond Gillespie, with expert backing by Mick Leahy and Blake. The “godfather” himself, Brian Rooney, joins in on a couple of tracks, and so does box player Tommy Maree. Twelve tracks of this kind of music is just too little, I would have easily put up with twice as many. The music has a great swing, without being hurried or flashy. It demonstrates how good musicians such as these can show their individual talents and yet bring them all together to create an organic whole, a musical conversation where varied points of view are expressed freely but always reconciled.
 
Rating: ****Recommended

 

Testimonial from Euan Cummins

Euan Cummins is a former student of mine at RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Mr Gillespie was a great violin teacher for me because of his creative method of teaching and his encouraging attitude towards the violin. The way Mr Gillespie approaches the methods which music can be created and the way he optimizes his students abilities, means I can honestly say that  he was the most inspiring teacher i have had the pleasure to work with.

— Euan Cummins

Testimonial from the parents of a Euan Cummins

This is what the parents to one of my students said:

Our son Euan was taught at the RCS (formerly the RSAMD) by Mr Gillespie for 4 years. He obtained grade 5 violin with distinction, enjoyed performing in a variety of orchestral and solo performances and was working towards his grade 7 violin before we had to move to Brighton for work purposes. Euan benefited greatly from Mr Gillespie’s style of teaching which he enjoyed throughly and he looked forward to every lesson. Under Lamonds tutelage Euan has developed significantly as a player both musically and technically and has remarkable tone and technique for someone so young. We would recommend Lamond Gillespie to anyone seeking a inspirational and gifted violin teacher for their child.

— Paul and Fiona Cummins