Meet the Artists 2022

Here you find listings of all the artists who appeared at 2022 festival.


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

Daire Bracken

Daire Bracken

Composer, Fiddle

Daire Bracken - composer, bi-lingual songwriter and renowned fiddler. As a founding member of many successful bands including Slide &...

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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 the traditional dance music...

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Sorcha Costello

Sorcha Costello

Fiddle

Fiddler Sorcha Costello, from Tulla, Co. Clare, comes from a family steeped in vernacular tradition. Through her grand-uncle Tony MacMahon,...

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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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Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis

Cello

Kate is a versatile musician dedicated to the performance and exploration of all new music. She is cellist and Artistic...

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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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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Fiddle

Martin Hayes' soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognised the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm....

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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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Kathryn Tickell Trio

Kathryn Tickell Trio

Ensemble

The ancient sounds of Northumberland spring to life through the glorious musicianship of the three performers of the The Kathryn...

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Stephanie Keane

Stephanie Keane

Dancer

Stephanie Keane hails from Limerick where she began her Irish Dancing journey at the age of 4, competing competitively in Irish...

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Lorcan Mac Mathúna

Lorcan Mac Mathúna

Sean-Nós Singer

Lorcán Mac Mathúna is a shaman of Sean-Nós [Old-Style Gaelic singing], who conjures a world of intense emotions coloured by...

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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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Catherine McHugh

Catherine McHugh

Piano

Catherine (Kate) McHugh is one of the most outstanding young accompanists in Irish traditional music today. Growing up in an area...

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Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Concertina, Dancer

Three time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America...

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Aoife Ní Bhriain

Aoife Ní Bhriain

Fiddle

Born in Dublin, to a family of musicians, Aoife Ní Bhriain has established herself as one of the most versatile...

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Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

Piano, 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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Nell Ní Chróinín

Nell Ní Chróinín

Sean-Nós Singer

Nell hails from the Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh. Nell was exposed to these local singing traditions of the area from a...

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Andrea Palandri

Andrea Palandri

Fiddle

Andrea Palandri was raised in London until the age of nine and in Venice until the age of nineteen. He...

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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...

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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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Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Ciarán Ó 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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