Cormac Begley

Instruments: Concertina

Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He plays in a number of projects including: duets with Rushad Eggleston (cellist), Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich (fiddle, viola and sean nós dancer), Liam O Connor (fiddle), Caoimhín O Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore) and Liam Ó Maonlaí (singer and multi-instrumentalist); a trio entitled ‘Concertina’ (with Noel Hill and Jack Talty); and with the band Ré. He is the founder of Airt and the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series in Galway and Dublin. His debut solo album, released in May 2017, has received critical acclaim amassing seven 5-star reviews to date (e.g., ★★★★★ in Irish Times, Folking and Irish Echo). Cormac was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the inaugral RTE Folk Awards 2018 and his debut album was nominated for Irish Times Album of the Year.

©Ben Russell
Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork