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Darren Concannon

Darren Concannon is an incredibly multi talented musician, singer, songwriter, composer and live performer. His has an extensive catalogue of covers covering the Irish scene.


Darren delivers traditional tunes and Folk songs in sessions throughout Ireland. 


He is local to Connemara, well travelled and uses intelligent transitions, blended with colourful imagery, defined in his lyrics. Bi lingual with Irish being his first language. He has an stunning portfolio of unique, original songs. 


A stunning songwriter with immense musical talent.


 

Enda McCabe

Enda McCabe Enda has a wealth of experience in the Irish trad and folk scene. A multi talented, multi instrumental musician.


He regularly tours the U.K. playing folk clubs, festivals and arts centers. He has also played in France, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Germany as well as in the U.S.A. He recently released his third album “Bin Éadair go Both Loiscthe (Howth to Spiddal)” made with Dublin fiddler Colly Moore to wide critical acclaim. He returned to Ireland in 1998 and now lives in An Spidéal, a village in the Conamara Gaeltacht and continues to tour.  This man delivers memorable performances.



Dave Curtis

 

Dave Curtis has immersed himself in the Irish trad and folk music scene. Dave has brought an incredible wealth of music experience from North America having shared a stage with Aretha Franklin and toured with a number of global acts.


Dave is multi instrumental and is comfortable leading or providing melody in sessions. Dave also has an extensive repetoire of songs from the North American songbook. 


An incredible musician.

 

Macdara Ó Duibhir

Macdara is a unique talent. 


A singer, songwriter, multi talented and driven to perform. Macdara has a breath of Irish folk song and ballads. With experience of the Galway and Connemara Trad scene, Macdara can hold melody and lead sessions. 


Macdara has featured in a number of videos produced by the famous Colaiste Lurgan Youtube Channel. Bui lingual, Madara can sing sings As Gaeilge and lived on the eternal Aran Islands for a number of his formative years. 


Stunning.

 

Steve Sweeney

A legend of music in Connemara and Irish music, Steve has played with almost every charted traditional musician in Ireland. Steve Sweeney has an incredible career behind him and a exciting career in the future as musicians continue to reach out and ask for his accompaniment in recordings and live performances. 


Steve has delivered on live TV and Radio and toured extensively across the globe and still finds time to share his talent with the next generation, Steve Sweeney is a founding member of the unique music festival that is Traid Phicnic, An Spideál, Conamara. An incredible talent.

 

Anna Falkenau

Anna Falkenau is such a passionate, talented and engaging musician. We are very lucky to have such talent in the West of Ireland. Anna can sync into any session and provided melody as well as leads when the occasion arises.


Anna has toured all across Europe with some of Irelands leading traditional musicians and she continues to bring her passion to the bow.


Anna continues to work with new talent and blends with established traditional musicians in sessions across the country. Anna is a brilliant talent.


 

Plunkett O'Toole

Plunkett O’ Toole (Ó Tuathail) is Flute player from Leitir Móir, in Connemara. He began playing the Irish tin-whistle at the age of six before progressing to the Irish concert flute. 


He has played extensively throughout Ireland with some of Ireland’s finest traditional Irish musicians such as renowned whistle player Mary Bergin, and has recently returned from a music residency in Iowa. Plunkett graduated from University College Cork with a first class honours degree in Music.


During this time, Plunkett concentrated on performance becoming the recipient of both the Dónal Doc Gleeson Award and the Séan Ó Ríada Memorial Prize which is awarded to the student who displays the deepest understanding of the nature of Irish Traditional music at an academic and performance level. Plunkett is hoping to continue his studies and start an MA in music therapy in 2020.


A dynamic flute player with buckets of talent.

 

Seán Óg ó Flatharta

Seán Óg ó Flatharta from Leitir Móir in Conamara originally. Multi talented and multi instrumental Seán encompasses a true native Irish traditional musician.

Seán currently lives in Galway City and remains connected to numerous traditional sessions, providing incredible backing and melody to musicians, playing the accordion and melodeon mainly but also tipping on the guitar and banjo. Seán has taken top titles at  Fleadh Cheoil over the years.

A young, emerging, exciting talent with barrels of energy and creativity.
 

More Bios to come...............................


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Sarah O'Connor

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