Tributes paid after death of musician Conor Walsh

Composer was ‘a gentleman to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path’

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the Mayo musician and composer Conor Walsh.

Although he had yet to launch his debut album, Walsh was regarded as a hugely talented composer whose music was comparable to Philip Glass and Nils Frahm.

Walsh listed Tool and Aphex Twin as big influences.

He released his debut EP The Front in 2015, and performed at festivals including Electric Picnic, Other Voices and Body & Soul.


The circumstances surrounding his death have not been made public yet.

Family’s statement

In a statement published on his Facebook page, his family praised the "absolute dedication, insatiable energy and infallible passion" he committed to his music.

“Conor treated each performance the same way he treated each and every individual with whom he shared company.

“He never failed to conjure the highest emotion from a melody, just as he never but drew the brightest light from all who met him.

“Conor was a talented musician, a tireless conversationalist with an intelligent and informed mind, a skilled fisherman, an amazingly caring brother, son and friend, and most of all, a gentleman to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path.”

Hozier tweeted: “Shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Conor Walsh. He was far too young and had far too bright a future to go like this”.

His funeral takes place at 11.30am on Tuesday, March 15th, at Swinford church in Co Mayo .

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times