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George McAdam (Banjo/Mandolin)

Hailing from Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, George McAdam is an accomplished performer on Banjo, Mandolin and Céilí Drumming and has earned many honours in performance including winning 1st place at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo 2015 in both Senior Banjo and Mandolin competitions

George has rich and varied experience as a music teacher and is very much sought after as a banjo tutor currently around Ireland teaching at the renowned Willie Clancy Summer School and in a number of different settings and counties including Monaghan, Armagh and Dublin.

George has also widely toured Ireland and performed on a number of international stages. Most recently, George toured with the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland who performed a suite of music entitled Macalla 1916 performing in recognized venues throughout Ireland and England such as The Wexford Opera House, the RDS in Dublin and the Barbican Theatre in London to name but a few. George was also invited to perform as banjo player on Macalla na hÉireann who carried out a 2 two week Irish tour in October 2015.

 

Fergus Bogue

Fergus Bogue was taught music by the Geoghegan family. Other influences include Darren breslin, Oliver divinney and finbarr dwyer. He loves playing in sessions and have made many great friends through the music over the years. His father and sisters play too and they regularly fall out deciding what tunes to play. He is now livining in mayo and regularly plays in the famous pub Matt molloys.

 

 

Seamus Tierney

Séamus, from Lavey, was the All-Ireland senior flute champion in 2016, and has won 12-15 and 15-18 All-Ireland titles on both flute and tin whistle. Over the last few years, he has toured in Ireland, Britain and Canada with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He is an active member of Cavan Town CCÉ, and teaches flute and tin whistle.

 

 

Aine McGrane

Aine McGrane is a fiddle player who has an amazing talent that has resulted in recent years in her winning the Junior Fiddler Player of Oriel, a finalist in The Fiddler of Dooney and winning numerous Fleadh titles.  She is also known for performing with local band The Outlaws has did solo support for internationally-acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Mundy last year.

 

George McAdam (Banjo/Mandolin)

Hailing from Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, George McAdam is an accomplished performer on Banjo, Mandolin and Céilí Drumming and has earned many honours in performance including winning 1st place at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo 2015 in both Senior Banjo and Mandolin competitions

George has rich and varied experience as a music teacher and is very much sought after as a banjo tutor currently around Ireland teaching at the renowned Willie Clancy Summer School and in a number of different settings and counties including Monaghan, Armagh and Dublin.

George has also widely toured Ireland and performed on a number of international stages. Most recently, George toured with the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland who performed a suite of music entitled Macalla 1916 performing in recognized venues throughout Ireland and England such as The Wexford Opera House, the RDS in Dublin and the Barbican Theatre in London to name but a few. George was also invited to perform as banjo player on Macalla na hÉireann who carried out a 2 two week Irish tour in October 2015.

 Dàire Smith

Dáire is an 18 year old student who hails from the parish of Lavey in Co. Cavan. Dáire is a bodhrán player and vocalist, with numerous Ulster and All Ireland Fleadh titles.

 

 

 

 

Seamus Fay

Séamus Fay
Séamus Fay who hails from Drumconnick, near Cavan town. Born over eighty years ago, Séamus possesses a massive repertoire of tunes, gleaned from childhood exposure to the 78s purchased for the family gramophone and many years spent listening to the radio while driving school buses. Three times All-Ireland champion lilter between 1959 and 1961 and again in 1969, Séamus has become a kind of Irish national lilting paragon, featured on a multitude of television and radio programmes and the subject of a special University College Cork study.

“Cavan’s Séamus Fay is an extraordinary lilter, bringing lift, rhythm, style, and soul to this often overlooked art form within the Irish musical tradition. A multiple All-Ireland senior lilting champion, Séamus gives us an absolute triumph of vocalisation, at times to the beat of a bodhrán, and a few choice songs on this recording. It’s a superb achievement by him and should go a long way to restoring the skill and legacy of lilting to its proper, higher place of recognition.” 

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