Cian Walsh

BIMM Institute - The British and Irish Modern Music Institute

Born in Ireland into a family of professional musicians, Cian’s musical journey began from day one. With a keen ear for melody, he started composing songs at the age of seven and had his first record release aged 15. Cian’s formal training came in the form of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Ireland’s acclaimed Cork School of Music, where he honed his craft as a composer, guitarist and producer.   Cian has enjoyed chart success with his band Toy Soldier, and has toured Europe and the US with them. The band negotiated deals with various major labels and are represented by London-based entertainment law firm, Lee & Thompson (Depeche Mode, FKA Twigs, Ministry of Sound). Off-stage, Cian has worked as a staff writer for Harvest Creative Services, where he has provided music for various corporate advertising and marketing campaigns in the US, and he also has many years’ experience as a music educator in his native Ireland.