Date: Friday October 28th , 8pm Admission: €15
CORMAC BEGLEY is a bass, baritone treble and piccolo concertina player from a musical family on the Dingle Peninsula. Musicians like his father Brendan, Tom 'an Lord' Ó Conchubhair, Marie McHugh and East Clare musicians have had strong influences on his music. Cormac is the founder of the award winning 'Tunes in the Church' live concert series in Galway. To date he has featured on three acclaimed recording, the first with a fellow concertina player, Jack Talty (Na Fir Bolg), the second with his sister, Clíonadh (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Tunes in the Church.
The third was with the band Ré featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Peter O'Toole, Maitiú Ó Casaide and Eithne Ní Chathain. Cormac is also the founder of Airt,a residential school to benefit students, teachers, the local community and broader society. Students learn from artists in residence who excel in their field, from music to art to film making and the students put on public concerts and exhibitions upon finishing their course. Airt also give a percentage of their profits to charity in order to benefit broader society.
...a masterclass in timeless musicianship - Irish Times
To find out more about Cormac click here.
RUSHAD EGGLESTON is a Legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat. Wild "jazz" vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies...INventor of bluegrass cello, time traveler, creator of worlds. - Biographer of Rushad Eggleson
An American musician, Rushad studied in Carmel, California and then he studied cello in Berklee Collage of Music in Boston with Associate Professor Eugene Friesen and he graduated in May 2003.
He released his frist album with fello musician Nico Georis entitled Nico and Rushad in 1999. In 2002, his large-scale recording debut with his self-titled Compass Records release with Fiddler's 4 was nominated for a Grammy. Rushad has toured extensively with Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Fiddler's 4 and the alternative folk/bluegrass group he helped found, Crooked Still. Crooked Still released two CD's woth Rushad one in 2004 and the other in 2006. That same year, in July 2006, he release a more experimental album named Playhouse of the Universe with The Wild Band of Snee. Rushad left Crooked Still in November 2007.
From 2001-2007, Rushad was an instructor at Mark O'Connors fiddle camps and conferences, in 2012-2013 he was an instructor at Mike Block's String Camp and he has also taught cello at Maine Fiddle Camp at camp NEOFA. Rushad is currently an artist in residence in Airt.
To find out more about Rushad click here.
This is sure to be a great night of music! To book tickets click here or book by tel/text 0861930552 or 02770387.