Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He has played with Liam O Connor, Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Liam Ó Maonlaí, the band Ré and with Lisa O Neil. He is the founder of Airt and the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series. In 2014, he received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing. He has recently recorded his debut solo album featuring the full range of concertinas to critical acclaim. In 2018 he was nominated for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ for RTE1 Folk Awards.