Meet the Artists 2020

Here you find listings of all the artists who appeared at our 2020 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 plays in a...

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Róisín Chambers

Róisín Chambers

Fiddle, Sean-Nós Singer

Róisin is a sean-nós singer and fiddle player. From a family of musicians, she grew up surrounded by Irish music,...

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Steve Cooney

Steve Cooney

Guitar

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

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Eimear Coughlan

Eimear Coughlan

Harp

Eimear Coughlan from Tulla in Co. Clare continues the musical heritage of her grandfather Paddy Canny. As a multi-instrumentalist, she...

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Francis Cunningham

Francis Cunningham

Concertina

Francis Cunningham hails from Crusheen, Co. Clare. Described by Kevin Crawford as one of the finest young exponents of the...

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Donovan

Donovan

Guitar, Singer

Donovan, who lives in Ireland is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists working today....

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Tommy Fitzharris

Tommy Fitzharris

Concertina

Multi-instrumentalist Tommy Fitzharris, hails from Stradbally, Co Laois, and is self-taught on the flute, concertina and whistle. Tommy made a...

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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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Dónal McCague

Dónal McCague

Fiddle

Described by Matt Molloy as "a remarkable musician”, Dónal McCague from Co. Monaghan was awarded TG4 Young Musician of the...

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Pádraig McGovern

Pádraig McGovern

Uileann Pipes

Pádraig McGovern hails from Ballymagovern, a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area. He was taught by Belturbet piper P.J. Flood...

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Christy Moore

Christy Moore

Guitar, Singer

Christy Moore is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts....

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Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Concertina

Three time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín was raised in a house full of music in Co. Meath. Her playing...

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Ciarán O’Maonaigh

Ciarán O’Maonaigh

Fiddle

A former recipient of TG4 Young Musician of the Year, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair...

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Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds

Concertina, Guitar

Born in Carlow and now based in Dublin, brothers Brian and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn accompany their rich harmonies, traditional Irish...

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Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork