Rachel Deckard is a piano teacher and music student based in Galway. Having previously studied piano with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, she completed a QQI course in Music Theory & Composition from Galway Technical Institute in 2016 and has continued to study music theory and practice in her free time. She has also worked occasionally as a church pianist and vocalist. Rachel has had a keen interest in creative writing since childhood and is very excited at the opportunity to combine her love of writing and music within Galway’s vibrant music scene. She has a diverse range of musical interests ranging from classical and jazz to alternative and experimental.
In the fifth review from our new Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by Galway City and County Arts Offices, Rachel Deckard reviews Ye Vagabonds at the Róisín Dubh in Galway, a concert to showcase their latest album 'The Hare's Lament'.