Cormac Begley - Concertina player
Cormac Begley is a concertina player (bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertinas) who hails from a well-known musical family on the Dingle Peninsula. Musicians such as his father, Brendan, Tom ‘an Lord’ Ó Conchubhair, Marie McHugh and East Clare musicians have had strong influences on his music. He is the founder of the award winning ‘Tunes in the Church’ live concert series in Galway. To date, he has featured on three acclaimed recordings – the first with fellow concertina player, Jack Talty (‘Na Fir Bolg’) and the second, featuring his sister, Clíodhna (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo) - ‘Tunes in the Church’. The third with the band Ré featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O Toole, Maitiú Ó Casaide and Eithne Ní Chathain.