Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He plays in a number of projects including: duets including Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich (fiddle, viola and sean nós dancer), Jack Talty (concertina), Caoimhín O Raghallaigh and Liam Ó Maonlaí ; a trio entitled ‘Concertina’ (Noel Hill and Jack Talty); and with the band Ré (featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiu O Casaide, Eithne Ní Chatháin and Peter O Toole). He has recently recorded a solo album featuring Bass, Baritone, Treble and Piccolo concertinas.
Rushad Eggleston is an improvisational cellist, singer, legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder and acrobat. Wild “jazz” vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies, Ambassador of Sneth. Inventor of bluegrass cello, time traveler, creator of worlds. Pentecostal dancer, proprietor of igwarfnees, president of Norwegian Ostrich Society, winner of some contest in 1725. Eggleston studied cello with Associate Professor Eugene Friesen in Berklee College of Music, Boston, and is regarded as one of the most inspirational and innovative cellist of his generation.
Eggleston made his large-scale recording debut with his self-titled Compass Records release with Fiddlers 4, which was nominated for a 2002 Grammy, as well as with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, bringing him to national prominence. Eggleston has toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, Fiddler’s 4, and the alternative folk/bluegrass group he helped found, Crooked Still.
Beidh Rushad agus Cormac Begley ag seinnmt le cheile and timpeall a cheile I Seipeal Naomh Sheamuis, Oiche Domhnaigh.
Rushad will appear at various points throughout the weekend. You have been warned!!!
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