The Brian Corry Band: Local musician Brian Corry (Whistles/Vocals), who learnt from East Clare legend Mary MacNamara has been playing since the age of five. Brian loves to put feeling and drive into his music which can be heard through his tremendous whistle playing with subtle hints of his jazzy soulful style.
Laura Griffey, Ada Kenny and Eva Kenny: talented step dancers from Kilfenora.
Seán Garvey: Seán is from Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, and has long been considered as one of Ireland’s finest traditional singers, singing in both Irish and English. He is also a highly accomplished player of guitar, flute and tenor-banjo.
Ryan Young and Dennis Cahill: Ryan is an emerging young fiddle player from Scotland – one of a ‘new wave’ of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music. Ryan’s fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas. Ryan will be joined by renowned guitarist Dennis Cahill.
Andrew MacNamara, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn: Andrew and Karen first met and played music together at the Feakle Festival in 1991. Over the 25 years since then, they’ve played together on and off in Feakle, Galway and London. They have recently been joined by Karen’s husband, Liverpool pianist Pete Quinn, and the trio have played some high-powered sessions as part of the Feakle Festival at Pepper’s Bar each August.
The Raw Bar Collective: The band members are Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) and Dave Sheridan (fiddle), Nell Ní Chróinín (sean nós singer),) and Colm Murphy (bodhrán), With a refreshingly uncluttered approach to playing, this ensemble present a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music.