Sarah Ghríallais – Originally from Muiceanach-idir-Dhá-Sháile in Connemara, Sarah has long been acknowledged as an exceptional singer, winning the Oireachtas Corn Uí Riada award in 1984. That same prize has also been taken home by her late sisters Nóra and Nan, her son Michael, and her niece Celia Ní Fhátharta – an impressive feat for one family. Sarah’s striking singing voice defines the finest qualities of Connemara singing.
Lillis Ó Laoire – Growing up in Gort A’Choirce, in the Donegal Gaeltacht, Lilliis learned songs as a child. Becoming interested in collecting and performance while studying at UCG, he began visiting Tory Island in the 1980s, and wrote his PhD on the singing of the island, “On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean”. Lillis is presently a senior lecturer in Irish language, Folklore and Celtic Civilisation in the School of Languages, NUI Galway.
Pádraic Keane – Born in Galway to a great musical family, Pádraic is a tutor and performer at festivals in Ireland and abroad. In 2011 he was awarded TG4 “Young Musician of the Year”. He has performed with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, The Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and RTE Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, he featured at The Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry.
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