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.
09 Dec Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare www.riverbank.ie
10 Dec Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford www.wexfordarts.ie
11 Dec Unitarian Church, Dublin www.unitarianchurch.ie
14 Dec St Kevin’s Church, Wicklow www.irishmusic.net
15 Dec St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
16 Dec Live At St Luke’s, Cork www.liveatstlukes.com
17 Dec Connolly’s, Leap, Co. Cork (early show) facebook.com/ConnollysOfLeap
Please note early show.
17 Dec Glor Theatre, Ennis, Co. Clare www.glor.ie
Please note evening show.
18 Dec Roisin Dubh, Galway www.roisindubh.net
|Concert Date||11-12-2016 9:00 pm|
|Cut off date||11-12-2016 5:00 pm|
|Location||Dublin Unitarian Church, Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin|