After almost 20 years James Begley and Steve Cooney are back in Cork for one major Céili at City Hall. During the 90s, the duet Begley and Cooney reached national acclaim with the release of the Album ‘Meitheal’ and were regarded as one of the foremost performers of Irish music. Steve Cooney pioneered a new approach to traditional accompaniment and formed a perfect marriage with the energetic West-Kerry style of Seamus Begley.
Bryan O’Leary & Gearóid Dineen
Bryan is TG4 2014 Young Musician of the Year; he comes from Tureencahill, a townland halfway between Ballydesmond and Gneeveguillia, in the heart of Sliabh Luachra. His grandfather is the great accordionist Johnny O’Leary. Bryan will be accompanied by guitarist Gearóid Dineen who lives in Cuil Aodha.
Tony is the accordion player with the Booley House in Ballyduff. He has recorded albums with The Butterfly Band, Natural Brew, and Blackwater. He is also a resident accordion tutor for Ballyduff Comhaltas. Tony will be accompanied by guitarist and sometimes singer Aka The Dog.
William (Hammy) Hammond
Hammy is the festival organiser and has been teaching and calling for set dancing for over 20 years. He currently teaches at the Douglas Community School and Ballyphehane Gaelscoil. This summer he taught a class at the Tocane Irish Festival in France and at Warwick Folk Festival.
Tickets can be purchased at door or Promusica.
Céili Mór is supported by Cork City council (Use City Council logo)