Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley

Two of Ireland's finest exponents of traditional music...

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Cormac Begley share a common interest in the traditional music of both Kerry and Clare, and both have an approach to music that revels in repetition and a deep meditative engagement with each tune.

Ó Raghallaigh’s distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in both the sound of the flat-pitch uilleann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare.  As part of The Gloaming he has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center.

Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He is founder of Airt and award winning Tunes in the Church concert series in Galway and Dublin. In 2014, he received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing.  The duo will bring their imaginative exploration of Irish tradition to St. James' Chruch this December.