Accordion player and singer Séamus Begley is one of the most popular Irish traditional musicians, coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families. Seamus’s style is unique and he is considered by many to be one of the finest players of the dance music of West Kerry and is never happier than when people are dancing to his music.
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In his hands the concertina is a new instrument, yet resounds with the integrity of generations, for Noel Hill makes the music new not through experimentation in other genres, but through consummate exploration and illumination from within traditional Irish music.
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Video Two Reels - Geantraí
She is considered to be one of Ireland’s most adroit and creative harpers. “Her revolutionary style on the harp is scintillating - played with power and panache, no concession to the complexity of the instrument, confirming her as one of the most significant musicians redefining harp at present” – The Living Tradition
Video Lark in the strand
Louise Mulcahy is a well-established performer and tutor on both flute and uilleann pipes. She has toured extensively throughout the world including performances in Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, America and Canada. “Louise is the virtuoso piper and flute player form the iconic Mulcahy family. Now comes Louise with Tuning the Road. A complete wonder of an album from a truly brilliant musician”. Bill Margeson - LiveIreland Music Awards 2015
Brendan Mc Creanor
A master Uilleann piper, Brendan McCreanor also plays whistles, fiddle and flute. He is founding member of Louth based traditional trio Kern and more recently he has lent his talents on uilleann pipes and low whistle to world class performers Sharon Shannon and contemporary singer songwriters such as John Spillane. Brendan is uilleann pipes tutor in Dundalk Institute of Technology and also teaches at the Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda.
Video Mick's Polka, There's Something About Kerry (Gillian Frame & Padraig O'Neill) and The Bear Dance
Zoë Conway effortlessly combines a background steeped in Ireland’s rich aural music tradition with a strong founding in classical music. Her versatility as an instrumentalist has allowed her to perform across a broad range of genres, from guest soloist with world renowned orchestras, to touring with Riverdance and working with mainstream international acts such as Rodrigo y Gabriella, Damien Rice, Nick Cave and Lou Reed among others.
“Virtuoso – one of Ireland’s most gifted musicians.” The Irish Independent
More info on http://www.zoeconway.com/
Video The Horse’s Tail