- 14 Mar 16
The Mayo composer tragically passed away at the weekend
Hozier has paid tribute to Conor Walsh, the talented Mayo musician and composer who died unexpectedly on Friday night.
"Shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Conor Walsh," he says. "He was far too young and had far too bright a future to go like this."
Conor, who's been variously compared to Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm and Philip Glass, supported Hozier on his sell-out 2013 Irish tour.
Conor's family broke the tragic news with a Facebook posting that read: “Conor treated each performance the same way he treated each and every individual whom with 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. The absolute dedication, insatiable energy and infallible passion he committed to his music was mirrored in the attention and engagement he gifted to the conversations of those he shared memorable times with, whether on stage in Ballinalough, on the streets of Swinford or, at home in Ballinisland."
Other close musical allies include Daithi who observes: "Terrible news about Conor Walsh. Incredible talent, and whenever you talked to him you really felt like he listened to you. Great guy", and Sive who messages: "So sad to hear about Conor Walsh. Seeing him in the Freemason's Hall in Derry was one of my most memorable gigs."