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Catriona Watt

Catriona Watt

Catriona Watt Band
Catriona Watt - Cadal Cuain
Catriona Watt - Cadal Cuain
NYPBoS's "Illumination" THE CONCERT (9): Catriona Watt
Catriona Watt 2,Echoes of the Mod 2011
Catriona Watt 3, echoes of the Mod 2011


Amhránaí Albanach í Catriona Watt ó Oileán Leodhais sna hOileán Thiar. Bhuaigh Catriona Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana ag BBC Raidio Alba i 2007. Bhí Catriona ag amhránaíocht ó bhí sí óg agus tá sí tar eis go leor taisteal a dhéanamh i gCeanada, san Ioruaidh, sa Danmhairg, sa Ghearmáin agus in Èirinn. Faoi láthair tá sí ag déanamh staidéar ar cheol na hAlbain in Acadamh Ríoga Ceol is Drámaíochta Alba i nGlaschú. Tá a céad CD tagtha ar an margadh le déanaí – Cadal Cuain.


Rugadh agus thogadh Catriona Watt ann an Eilean Leòdhais sna hOileán Thiar. Bhuannaich Catriona Neach-Ciùil Óg Traidiseanta na Bliadhna aig BBC Rèidio Alba ann an 2007. Tha Catriona air a bhith a’ cluich air feadh an t-saoghail a’ seinn leatha fhèin aig fèisean ann an Canada, Nirribhidh, an Danmhairc, a’ Ghearmailt agus Èirinn. Tha i 'n drasta ina oileanach aig an RSAMD ann an Glaschu.Thug i a’ chiad chlàr aice a-mach bho chionn ghoirid – Cadal Cuain.


 Catriona Watt is a Gaelic singer from the Island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. She won the title BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2007. She has performed worldwide, including Canada, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. Catriona is currently studying on the traditional music course at RSAMD. She has recently released her first album – Cadal Cuain.

Darren MacLean

Darren MacLean

Darren MacLean on MySpace
Darren MacLean - Festival Club at the Celtic Connection 2007
Mouth Music Medley


Gaelic Singer Darren Maclean from Roag near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye has been singing since he was very young and by the age of 5 he had won his first competition. When he left school Darren went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow where he completed a degree in traditional Scottish music. Darren's greatest achievement to date has been winning the 'An Commun Gaidhealach Gold Medal' at the National Mod in Oban during 2003 just after he had turned 20 and in 2009 he completed the 'Double' by winning the the Traditional Gold.

He has also won the prestigious Seo Seinn competitions in 2003 and 2004 traditional and contemporary competitions respectively. Darren Has also been nominated for two awards at the Scots Trad Music awards, Up and Coming Artist of the year award (2005) and Gaelic Singer of the year award (2010). Although he hasn't recorded an album of his own yet, he has appeared on others including: James Graham Siubhal and Greisean Greine, Gary Innes Hows the Craic?, Deoch n Dorus and Sandy Meldrum's Piano Fusion. He also appeared on the Recent Red Hot Chili Piper's Bagrock to the Masses.

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Lurach - 'Se Mo Leannan/He's My Sweetheart


’S ann à Siorrachd Aonghais air taobh sear na h-Alba a tha Rachel Harris is i a ‘cluich an duiseil. Thog i an fhìdeag nuair a bha i deich bliadhna a dh’ aois mus do thòisich i air an duiseal. Chuir i bliadhna seachad anns na h-Eileanan an Iar far an d’ fhuair i oideachadh le Iain Dòmhnallach à Gleann Ùige. As dèidh dhi fo-cheum a thoirt a–mach anns a’ Ghàidhlig dh’ fhalbh i an uairsin a dh’ Èirinn gus ceòl traidiseanta na h-Èirinn ionnsacadh aig Oilthigh Luimnigh. Thug i ceum a-mach ann an 2009 agus tha i a-nis a’ fuireach ann am Baile Luimnigh.



 Rachel Harris is a flute player from Angus on the east coast of Scotland. She started playing whistle at the age of ten and later picked up the flute, spending a year in the Western Isles studying under Iain MacDonald, (Glenuig). After completing her undergraduate degree in Scottish Gaelic she moved to Ireland to study Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick. She graduated in 2009 and now lives in Limerick City.

Rónan Ó Riagáin Rónan Ó Riagáin

Rónan Ó Riagáin


Ronan Regan is a musician and dancer from Salthill, Galway. He currently lives in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim where he is a primary teacher in the local Gaelscoil. In addition to this, Ronan is an instructor of music and dance. He is known for his weaving, lyrical fiddle style and his creative sean-nós dancing and has made appearances on various national television and radio stations including NDR (Germany, 2009), the BBC (England, 2006 and Northern Ireland, 2008), and TG4 (Ireland, 2004-8), WGBH (US 2004). He wrote his thesis on the Leitrim style of music, specialising in the musical styles of Ben Lennon (Recipient of Civic Reception Award from Leitrim County Council in 2007) and Jim Connolly and completed his Masters in traditional music performance, with modules in sean-nós dance in University of Limerick, 2005. As Ronan now lives in Leitrim; he has the enjoyable priviledge of playing a regular tune with Ben Lennon following his weekly music and dance class in neighbouring Belleek, Co. Fermanagh.

As a sean-nós dancer Ronan captures the heart, humour and subtlety of traditional music and dances percussively to the essence of the tune. He performs extensively at events such as the Cóilín Sheáin Dharach Festival, An tOireachtas, Aonach Ceoil Baile Mhúirne and in venues such as the National Concert Hall, the Cork Opera house and the Cutler Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston.Ronan won the All-Ireland Fleadh (Cavan 2010) Sean-Nós Dance Competition.

Described by many as a natural teacher with an infectious love of dance, Ronan offers sean-nós dance workshops throughout Ireland and abroad. He has provided tuition to all ages in educational centers' such as the Clann Resource Centre, Galway, the Ark Cultural Centre for children, Dublin and the Glór center in Ennis. He has also taught at numerous third level institutions including University Limerick, University Washington, Seattle, Evergreen State College, Olympia and the University of Wiscounsin, Milwaukee.

He is an on-going tutor in the Shaylyn Arts Centre, Ballinamore, and at many annual events such as the Dr. Doughlas Hyde Summer School, Co. Roscommon, the Joe Mooney Summer School in Co. Leitrim, The Ballyshannon Folk Festival and Errigle Arts Festival, Donegal, The John Joe Gordon Festival, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh and the Prague International Irish Summer Festival.

His internationally acclaimed instructional DVD 'Dance Sean-Nós' (2005) has so far sold in 17 Countries across the world and features as course material for various university programmes both in Ireland and abroad.

In Spring 2006, as a choreographer he won the RTE / Arts Council 'Dance on the Box' award. He choreographed the short film 'Why the Irish dance that way' which premiered on John Kelly's 'The View'. It appeared in the Dresden International Short Film Festival in 2007 and in New YorkÕs MoMA in 2007 at "Shortfest: Outstanding Films from International Festivals". The film won first prize at the Chicago Irish Film Festival 2008.

Ronan recently produced and directed his second instructional DVD 'Dance Sean-Nós for Beginners'. The new DVD was launched at the Dr. Doughlas Hyde Summer School (2010) and has been received to critical acclaim. It includes his popular 'Alphabet of Steps' a technique which simplifies learning for the beginning dancer and 'Step Creation' which initiates the beginning dancer in the creative process; the essence of sean-nós dance. The new DVD also presents group workshops with members of the Shaylyn Dance Group, Co. Leitrim, including the finalist for the Rose of Tralee, Martha Gilheaney

Larry Kinsella

Larry Kinsella

Larry Kinsella is a well-known concertina player who grew up in a traditional music family from the Camolin area of north Co. Wexford. He continues to retain his own Wexford style which has been described as “high on skill, touching the heart with its simplistic beauty”. Pearse Ó Caoimhe in The Irish Music Magazine’s review of Larry’s solo concertina album “The Barley Grain”, released by Claddagh Records, July ’08.

His father Lar played Melodeon on “2 RN” and was a box player with the Kinsella family Céilí Band which played for dances and ‘socials’ around north Co. Wexford. Lar would meet the legendary piper Johnny Doran whenever he, Johnny would visit local farmhouses. It was under the guidance of his father that the 6 year old Larry began to play the box and appreciate Irish traditional music, going on to play, in his youth, at local town and village concerts, fleadhs etc. During this time he also had training in classical music on piano and played the cornet and horn with the All-Ireland Champion Gorey Brass Band. He nowadays plays concertina and box, the concertina being the instrument with which he has become most associated. While studying in Dublin in the 1970’s he witnessed at first hand, a new vibrancy in traditional music, providing more inspiration and challenge. With these various influences on board, Larry’s musical journey has continued, playing with and inspired by many great musicians. He played for a number of years with box player, Brendan Begley and they have featured on several radio and television programmes. His interest in uilleann piping saw him team up for an enduring duet with Eamonn Walshe, Larry succeeding in adapting piping style and technique to his concertina, highlighting the compatability of these two reed instruments. This pairing also featured on radio and TV. He also played a lot with piper and whistle player Michael Crehan, (of Ceoltoiri Laighean) including a regular gig at “The Red Cow”. He later formed a partnership with piper Neillie Mulligan and this lead to them playing a popular weekly gig in the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, Dublin for several years. And so many more….

He has been invited to take part in many workshops and festivals throughout the land and abroad - one of the highlights being the Festival Interceltique, L’Orient where he gave a series of concerts with his star-studded group McNeasa. He has also adjudicated concertina up to and including all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil level. No stranger to the concert and recital stage, Larry was privileged to be chosen by C.C.E. to perform at the Opening Concert of the Millenium All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Enniscorthy. One of his performances at the annual concertina recitals in Miltown Malbay has been chosen by R.T.E. Radio na Gaeltachta for inclusion on their historic, and much acclaimed “Ceol agus Foinn” album, released April ’08 and described by Edel Ní Chuireáin, Ceannaire R. na G. as an “important gem in the continuous development of traditional Irish music”.


The Music that Larry learned is rooted in the people. It is live and authentic, demonstrating an honest tradition. His music is relaxed and played with great feeling and respect.

Marcus Ó Murchú R.T.E. Radio na Gaeltachta officially launching The Barley Grain

Larry Kinsella’s debut album is a breath of fresh air….

The concertina maestro draws his repertoire for the album from a wide range of legendary musicians…..

The climax of the album is in Larry’s delivery of the Speed the Plough selection which is played with a grace and a softness which is hard to rival.

The Barley Grain is a delightful rarity that comes highly recommended.

Pearse Ó Caoimhe The Irish Music Magazine

Some fine concertina playing here with the concentration being on the instrument, the playing, and the music.

This is a debut album and it’s a good one.

All Celtic Music.com

Duine de ridirí móra an chonsairtín is ea Larry. (Larry is one of the finest exponents of the concertina)

Meaití Jó Shéamais reviewing The Barley Grain on Radio na Gaeltachta

Éamonn Breathnach

Éamonn Breathnach (Píobaí Uilleann)





  1985/6/7/8: All-Ireland Champion, 1999: Founder of the Irish Cross Border Music,Sports and Arts Peace,

 2006: Winner of the World championships in uilleann piping and best solo traditional musician of the year.

 Represented Ireland 1987: Lorient International Folk Festival. 1990: Expo '90 Osaka, Japan. 1992: Expo '92 Seville. 2001: World Megalithic Festival, South Korea

 TV appearances: RTE 1: Late,Late Show. RTE 1: Saturday Live.

Official functions: Performed at various official functions in Àras an Uachtaráin, Government functions and State banquets,Dublin's Mansion House,Dept of Foreign Affairs,Embassies and Civic receptions in Ireland and overseas.





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