Mick, Michelle and Louise Mulcahy - Accordion/Concertina/Harp/Flute/Uilleann pipes
Artists ProfileMusical families are often the backbone of multi-generational continuity within that global community, and no musical family today is more impressive in upholding the best principles of the tradition than the Mulcahys of Abbeyfeale, West Limerick. Mick, Michelle and Louise Mulcahy play a dazzling array of instruments between them but it's the sweetness and tunefulness of their ensemble playing that is most striking. Their latest album from record label Chló Iar Chonnachta titled 'Reelin' in Tradition' has received worldwide acclaim, an album full of soulful traditional music rooted in the West Limerick, Sliabh Luachra and Clare tradition. Mick Mulcahy is a living legend in Irish accordion and melodeon playing, with a rare repertoire of old tunes which he plays in a highly distinctive style, a style of personal touch which distinguishes the work of the true traditional musician, a touch which has been passed down to his two daughters Michelle and Louise. Louises debut album ‘ Tuning the Road’ was released earlier this year and has received worldwide acclaim as has her sister Michelle's harp album ‘Suaimhneas'.Mick, Louise and Michelle have performed at many festivals worldwide and are much sought after tutors aswell as performers. Each if their albums have featured in the top five traditional albums in the United States. As a family they have toured extensively throughout Europe, America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
"IF YOU like the 'pure drop', here it is - traditional Irish music at its natural, unadulterated and most seductive best"- The Irish Times