Matthew Noone

Matthew Noone, is an Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker and well-known performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. After beginning his musical career as a guitarist and drummer in Brisbane and Sydney in the mid 90s, Matthew fell in love with the sarode during a trip to India in 2003. He has studied North Indian Classical music for over a decade with Sougata Roy Chowdhury in Kolkata and more recently with UK based sarodiya, K. Sridhar. He has performed Indian music across the globe and was a founding member of successful fusion group, The Bahh Band. He has recorded with a host of contemporary Irish musicians such as Tommy Hayes, Sean Tyrell and Ronan O’Snodaigh and collaborated with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in a recent tour of India. Matthew plays a hybrid sarode which was created with funds from the Music Network to develop a new instrument particularly for playing Irish traditional music. He has recently released his debut solo album of original compositions for the sarode, ukulele, fiddle, loops & drones entitled ‘LET LUV B UR GURU’ which is available now on cassette and digital…

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