Living Leeside: Meet the French piano man who adores Cork – Echo Live

Twenty years later, Leo Guedan is an integral part of the local community, married to a Bandon woman Irene, with three children who he says are “more Irish than French.”

“I have been playing the piano since I was five or six,” Leo told The Echo, “I also play the saxophone, the double bass and the flute.”

Leo, who is the musical director for the Bandon Concert Band, a community band for adults and children, said he learned the flute as there was a deficit in the band for that particular instrument.

“Once you know the theory, learning a new instrument is easy enough.”

The band play a number of concerts a year and often raise funds for worthy causes such as Dogs for the Disabled and Saint Vincent de Paul.

When not teaching music to the local community through the Bandon Concert Band, Leo is busy working in the

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