On Friday, 21st April at 20:00 the FourStyles CD-Release-concert! We’re presenting our new album “Cuatro Estilos” Friday, 21st April 20:00 Passionskirche Marheinekeplatz 1, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg Tickets at: http://www.eventim.de/four-styles-gitarrenfestival-tickets.html?affiliate=EVE&doc=artistPages/tickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&kuid=483649 With the great new line-up: Rüdiger Krause – Jazz, Nikos Tsiachris – Flamenco, Heiko Ossig – Klassik, Ian Melrose – Folk/Fingerstyle, we’re all highly motivated and are looking forward to a very special evening! […]
Sometimes it’s fun to do something people don’t expect, to revel in something a bit “over the top” and simply enjoy. One day I was idly playing around on the guitar and found myself doing the iconic opening riff of “Smoke on the Water”, and a friend thought it was somehow cool, so – surprised […]
Celtic Guitar Journeys German tour November 2016! Dylan Fowler (Wales), Soig Siberil (Bretagne) & Ian Melrose (Scotland). Tickets for the Berlin concert on 1st November now available! Tel. 030 – 61 10 13 13 www.KOKA36.de 1st Nov.: Berlin, Passionskirche 2nd Nov.: Oberhausen, Gdanska 3rd Nov. : Osnabrück, Lutherhaus 4th Nov.: Neustadt, Wespennest
Very sad to hear that Padraig Duggan passed away yesterday. I got to know Padraig and his twin brother Noel in 1996, when we were all touring with the Celtic Band “Norland Wind” (with Thomas Loefke & Kerstin Blodig). By chance CLANNAD were looking for a lead guitarist, and the brothers kindly suggested me. Five […]
I will be on tour in Germany with the amazing accordion virtuoso Manfred Leuchter. We’d love to see you at one of our concerts! (see below). Video channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LeuchterMelroseDuo 21.04. Neuburg a.d. Donau, Kunstscheune www.kunstscheune-neuburg.de 22.04 Kleinmachnow, KultRaum www.kult-raum.de 23.04. Berlin, Kulturhaus Spandau www.kulturhaus-spandau2.de/ 24.04. Oderaue, Theater am Rand 17:00!! www.theateramrand.de 30.04. Rottweil – Dominikanermuseum www.jazzfest-rottweil.de […]
The classic song to sing as the year changes …. here’s a guitar solo version. Here’s wishing for a good 2016. PDF Auld Lang Syne – Ian Melrose
Both Cds have arrived! I was recently at Acoustic Music Records and could celebrate the arrival of my new solo Cd “Swirling Sands” and the debut CD of the “Celtic Guitar Journeys” project!! Available already from Acoustic Music Records!! Swirling Sands: Celtic Guitar Journeys:
My new solo CD “Swirling Sands” is off to the printing press so hopefully I’ll be able to hold it in my hands within the next two weeks!
A “teaser” from my forthcoming album “Swirling Sands” ..
The great american singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer has recorded an album – The Slender Thread – with Stockfisch Records. I was recording with her there – and because we got on so well musically we will be doing a tour together in Germany in November, with my friend and colleague Urs Fuchs (Talking Water) as special guest […]