Cormac Begley and Liam O’ Connor
Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player who hails from the infamous Begley family on the Dingle Peninsula. His recent solo album ‘B’ explores the sounds of the Bass and Baritone concertina range. Begley captivates his audience with heart stopping performances. Recently he has brought immense joy to his listeners as he has travelled around the country in his campervan ‘Beauty’ for an outdoor concert series.
Cormac will be joined by fiddle maestro Liam O’Connor. Liam was born into a musical family in Dublin, his father Mick is a renowned flute-player. In 2002 Liam was awarded the prestigious TG4, “Young Traditional Musician of the Year”. Liam absorbed much music in the home and began fiddle lessons with Seamus Glackin at the age of 8 and he credits Seamus with having developed and sustained his deep interest in traditional fiddle music. He has won 5 All Ireland fiddle and slow air championships, and won the Oireachtas fiddle competition at junior and senior levels. The Loom, a solo album that received five-star ratings and rave reviews, was released in and was voted Trad Album