Mohammad Syfkhan

Instruments: Bouzouki

Mohammad Syfkhan is a Syrian refugee living in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. He lived in Raqqa where he was a surgical nurse who also had his own band. His son, Fadi, was killed by ISIS in September 2014. Mohammad left Syria with his family in February 2016 and spent ten months in Greece before moving to Ireland on the refugee resettlement programme. He has three sons living in Germany. His music now provides a bridge between the Kurdish community in Ireland and the local community. He has played at Leitrim’s Dock Arts Centre and at Kurdish events across the country.

Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork