Caoimhín O Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley

Following a recent sold out show in Dublin's National Concert Hall, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and

Cormac Begley embark on a nationwide tour this December.


The pair recently performed together as part of Ó Raghallaigh's residency in the stunning Kevin

Barry room at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. They share a common interest in the traditional

music of both Kerry and Clare, and they both have an approach to music that revels in repetition

and a deep meditative engagement with each tune.

Caoimhín's distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in both the sound of the flatpitch

uilleann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare. Twelve albums to date:

solo, duos, trios, and with bands This Is How We Fly and The Gloaming. He has performed on

some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal

Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. 


Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family.

He is founder of Airt and award winning Tunes in the Church concert series in Galway and Dublin.

In 2014, he received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing. To date, he has featured on

three acclaimed recordings – the first with fellow concertina player, Jack Talty ('Na Fir Bolg'), the

second ('Tunes in the Church'), featuring his sister, Clíodhna (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha

(banjo), and third, Ré, featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiú Ó Casaide, Eithne Ní Chatháin and Peter



Throughout the concert, the pair play a number of very unusual instruments that extend the

musical and sonic range available to them: bass, baritone and piccolo concertinas combining with

a 10-string hardanger d'Amore fiddle and Dali-esque 5-string viola.


Tour dates:

09 Dec Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare

10 Dec Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

11 Dec Unitarian Church, Dublin

14 Dec St Kevin’s Church, Wicklow

15 Dec St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny

16 Dec Live At St Luke’s, Cork

17 Dec Connolly’s, Leap, Co. Cork (early show)

Please note early show.

17 Dec Glor Theatre, Ennis, Co. Clare

Please note evening show.

18 Dec Roisin Dubh, Galway

Concert Details

Concert Date 14-12-2016 9:00 pm
Cut off date 15-12-2016
Price €17.50
Location St. Kevin's Church, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow
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