Musician returns home to share in his expertise

Tralee violinist Kenneth Rice.
Tralee violinist Kenneth Rice.

ONE of Tralee's most talented musical sons is making a return to his home town to pass on his knowledge to some of the young musicians who are following in his footsteps.

In the coming weeks renowned Irish Chamber Orchestra violinist and Tralee man Kenneth Rice will be visiting the Kerry School of Music, where he learned his craft as a boy, to give a series of master classes to the current students at the school.

Kenneth, the son of Michael and Breda Rice of Ballyroe and Mounthawk, was one of the star students at Aidan O'Carroll's school in Tralee before he went on to finish his formal training in London's Guildhall School of music and embark on an exciting and varied globe-trotting musical career.

From London, Kenneth's talent has seen him join a psychedelic pop band who recorded and gigged their way from Dublin to LA, perform with many leading performers including Nigel Kennedy, lead the National Symphony Orchestra and record over 500 TV and film scores and music tracks among many other achievements.