Meet the Artists 2019

Here you find listings of all the artists who appeared at our 2019 festival.


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

Cormac Begley

Cormac Begley

Concertina

Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He has played with...

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Floriane Blancke

Floriane Blancke

Fiddle, Harp, Piano, Singer

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in Paris, Floriane Blancke is a harpist, fiddler, pianist, and vocalist who has been embraced into the...

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Dermot Byrne

Dermot Byrne

Accordian

Dermot Byrne is one of Ireland’s most outstanding traditional accordion players.  For many years a member of Altan, Dermot performed,...

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Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne

Viol de Gamba

Liam’s  obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme, whether in devising baroque...

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Dennis Cahill

Dennis Cahill

Guitar

Dennis Cahill is a native of Chicago, born to parents from the Dingle Peninsula. His spare, essential accompaniment to Martin...

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Yvonne Casey

Yvonne Casey

Fiddle

Yvonne Casey is one of Co. Clare’s most distinctive fiddle players. She grew up surrounded by the richness of Clare...

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Steve Cooney

Steve Cooney

Guitar

Steve was born in Melbourne, Australia and in 1981 he bought a one-way ticket to Ireland where he joined Stockton's...

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Síle Denvir

Síle Denvir

Harp, Sean-Nós Singer

Síle Denvir was brought up in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She is a founding member of the group Líadan, has toured...

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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Fiddle

Martin Hayes’ unique sound, his mastery of the fiddle and his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the...

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Pádraic Keane

Pádraic Keane

Uileann Pipes

Pádraic Keane hails from Maree, Co. Galway. He began learning the pipes at the age of eight under the guidance...

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Philip King

Philip King

Harmonica, Singer

Philip is a musical expeditionary who hit out on the road early. He has wandered through many musical mazes that...

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Páraic McDhonnacha

Páraic McDhonnacha

Banjo

Páraic Mac Donnchadha has a particularly rhythmic style and sensitive interpretation of East Galway music. His musical style and repertoire...

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Liam O’Connor

Liam O’Connor

Fiddle

Liam O’Connor was born into a musical family in Dublin. His solo CD The Loom was voted Trad Album of...

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Timothy O’Grady

Timothy O’Grady

Writer

Timothy O’Grady was born in Chicago and has lived in Ireland, London, Spain and Poland. He is the author of...

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Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill

Singer

Lisa O'Neill started writing songs at an early age in her native Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan. She moved to Dublin to...

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Scullion

Scullion

Ensemble

Sonny Condell Philip King Robbie Overson Scullion grew from a chance meeting in the late seventies, of its two main...

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Secret Artists

Secret Artists

It's a Secret

Who will be playing at our Secret Concerts? Shh! It's a Secret! You'll have to attend to find out.

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Sandy Silva

Sandy Silva

Dancer

Sandy Silva is an award-winning choreographer, producer, and internationally acclaimed pioneer of percussive dance. She draws from global percussive dance...

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Mohammad Syfkhan

Mohammad Syfkhan

Bouzouki

Mohammad Syfkhan is a Syrian refugee living in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. He lived in Raqqa where he was a surgical nurse...

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