Meet the Artists

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing at our latest festival.


Click on the name to see the artist’s full biography.

Steve Cooney

Steve Cooney

Guitar, Writer

Steve Cooney is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to the traditional dance music...

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Brian Donnellan

Brian Donnellan

Bouzouki, Concertina, Piano

Brian Donnellan is an accomplished concertina, bouzouki, harmonium and piano player who hails from an East Clare family steeped in...

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Marja Gaynor

Marja Gaynor

Fiddle

Originally from Finland, Marja Gaynor is a Cork-based violinist and viola player. She specialises in Baroque music and plays with...

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Goodman Trio

Goodman Trio

Concertina, Fiddle, Flute, Tin Whistle, Uileann Pipes, Viola

  Mick O’Brien ( uilleann pipes/flute/whistle) Emer Mayock (flute/whistle/pipes) Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle, viola, concertina)   Father and daughter duo...

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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Fiddle

Martin Hayes is the Artistic Director of Masters of Tradition. His soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognised the...

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Derek Hickey

Derek Hickey

Accordian

Derek Hickey hails from Adare, Co. Limerick. Both his grandfathers played fiddle and his own musical career began at ten...

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Neil Ó Lochlainn Group: Immram

Neil Ó Lochlainn Group: Immram

Double Bass, Fiddle, Flute, Harp, Singer

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin - voice Lucia Mac Partlin - fiddle Eilís Lavelle - harp Neil Ó Lochlainn - double bass,...

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Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

Composer, Piano

Cormac McCarthy is a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor from Cork, Ireland. Noted for a diverse stylistic palette, and equally...

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Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

Composer, Fiddle, Sean-Nós Singer, Viola

Saileog is a musician, sean nós singer and composer, who has played traditional and classical music on piano from a...

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Writer

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. Her prose debut ‘A Ghost in the Throat’ was awarded Irish Book...

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David Power

David Power

Uileann Pipes

David Power’s show credits include off-Broadway ‘Love’s Pure Light’, the Irish Rep. Theatre’s ‘The Field’ and Eugene O’Neill’s ‘A Touch of the...

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Phil Robson

Phil Robson

Guitar

Phil Robson is a multi award winning guitarist & composer, originally from the UK who relocated to New York City...

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Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin

Composer, Singer

Christine Tobin is an Irish vocalist and composer. She grew up in Dublin before moving to London to attend the...

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Francesco Turrisi

Francesco Turrisi

Piano & Accordian

Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi has been defined a “musical alchemist” and a “musical polyglot” by the press. He left...

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John Walsh

John Walsh

Composer, Guitar

For the last 10 years John has been at the forefront of Flamenco in Ireland, as a performer, composer, educator...

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Neil Ó Lochlainn

Neil Ó Lochlainn

Composer, Double Bass, Flute, Tin Whistle

Neil Ó Lochlainn is a musician and composer from Clare. His work is dedicated to exploring the contemporary and the...

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Cork County Council
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