Deirdre Bonner hails from Dungloe in County Donegal but now lives in the picturesque village of Ardara. She first began singing when she was a very small child and then mainly sang in the Irish Language. When she was 12 years old she won the Joe Heeney Cup for Sean-nós singing at the “Oireachtas”. Deirdre […]
Jake is a two-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, bódhran player and dancer from Queens, New York. He started playing fiddle at age seven and is a student of Niall Mulligan, from County Antrim. Jake studied bódhran with Eamon Murray, of Beoga and has won the trophy at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil from 2010 to 2017. Jake […]
Donnchadh Gough comes from “An Rinn”, in the Co. Waterford Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) and is a founding member of the international touring band Danú. Born in 1975 and brought up in his family’s well-known pub, Mooney’s, he grew up listening to Irish music and started playing at the very young age of seven, on […]
Born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family to parents from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan, Colin started playing the fiddle and tin whistle from an early age and won numerous titles at the Fleadh Cheoil. Since then, he has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe […]
Ed Boyd, who permanently joined Lúnasa in 2012, is widely regarded as the finest acoustic guitarist on the European folk circuit. He is a founding member of the BBC Folk Award-winning group Flook and the guitarist of choice for artists such as Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby.
Conal Early is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar and piano and has been working full time in music for the past 10 years touring the world extensively with Tommy Fleming, Ragus the show, Celtic legends, and Kelly and Byrne but to name a few. Some of Conal’s career highlights so far have been performing on […]
Dónal Murphy from Abbeyfeale in County Limerick is one of Ireland’s most exciting accordion players. He grew up in a very musical family and has numerous All-Ireland titles on both the Button Accordion and Melodeon. Dónal is also fluent in the Irish language. He is a founding member of the renowned Irish band, ‘Four Men […]