Cormac Begley LP Launch

******Dublin Launch***** Launched by Tony McMahon

Cormac Ó Beaglaoich has recorded a debut concertina album featuring Bass, Baritone, Treble and Piccolo concertinas. All tracks have been recorded solo using 9 instruments in total spanning across 7 octaves. Material is sourced from previously unrecorded music, new compositions and other tunes within the tradition that have been his companions and internal sound track during life to date.

Cormac is delighted to be launching the album in The Cobblestone and honoured that Tony McMahon, one of his biggest musical influences, will be launching the album. There’ll be special guests on the night and everyone’s welcome!

Launch Concerts –

Launch album rate €10/€15 for Regular/Special edition album.
For students and unwaged the regular album costs €5.
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Only in the case of very few musicians does one become aware of a music that draws on the essence of life itself, the mountains and the seas and the people who moulded this world before us. Cormac Ó Beaglaoich is one such musician. He has a natural and unique understanding of the rhythms of Irish music. In this way he immerses us into the heart and soul of the music of his native Kerry and well beyond. There is emotion and excitement in this music tempered through Cormac’s own heart and soul which gives a new freedom to concertina playing.

– Mary Mac Namara

The name ‘Begley’ is synonymous with An Ghaeltacht, Corca Dhuibhne and West-Kerry and with the songs, slides, and polka tradition of that area. Cormac Begley, is an entirely committed and dedicated musician! And a brave one! On this recording you will experience the full spectrum of his musical journey. It began with nature and nurture but has culminated here in a statement from a man musically possessed.

He has created a new, energetic and exciting style of music on the concertina. He injects his body and heart into his music in a way that enables us to experience it at a very deep level. This is the music of passion and optimism, a music that reverberates with the soul of an ancient place, with its geography, its history and its emotion; a treat for the listener who might pass this way……. mar is é seo ‘Beauty Deas an Oileáin’.

– Noel Hill

Launch Concerts –

March 30th – University College Cork – Colm Murphy
April 1st – Minogues Bar, Tulla – Mary Mac Namara
April 9th – An Teach Ceoil, An Roinn, Co. Waterford – Pádraig Mac Donnchadha
April 13th – The Cobblestone Bar, Dublin – Tony McMahon
April 15th – Tigh Roy, Corderry, Galbally, Co. Tipperary
April 29th – Louisberg, Mayo (Féile Cois Chuain)
May 1st – St. James Church, Dingle (Féile na Bealtaine)- Liam O’Neill (artist)

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