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A native of south County Dublin now resident on Inis Oirr, flute player Micheál Ó hAlmhain has devoted his life to performing and promoting traditional music in Ireland through numberless sessions and teaching.
Doimnic is a well known sean-nós traditional singer, accomplished uilleann piper and piano accordian player. From Gweedore in the Donegal Gaeltacht, Doimnic has proven himself as one of the best traditional singers in the country and has been winner of the coveted ‘Corn Uí Riada’ at the Oireachtas.
Benny is from Deelish in Co.Waterford. He began his musical voyage at the age of 13 and was mentored by none other than accordion legend Bobby Gardiner. Benny was Oireachtas champion on both Button accordion and 10-key Melodeon in 1994. Benny plays and manages the Internationally acclaimed Irish Traditional band Danú. He has shared the stage and recorded with many internationally renowned artists over the years including Liam Clancy, Tom Paxton, John Sheahan, Donovan, Donal Lunny, Seán Ó'Sé and others.
Before becoming Artistic Director of Áras Éanna, Dara worked freelance as a set designer, scenic painter, cartoonist, illustrator and performer. With Fibín Theatre Company Dara has performed several ‘Live Art’ shows including, Clann Lir, An Rón Dall and Mac Piarais i bpictiúir.
Originally from Dublin, Dáithí has been resident on Inis Oírr for twenty odd years. Dáithí has a powerful voice that lends itself to songs and ballads that visitors to the island have enjoyed and savoured over the years.
Beidh Nolie McDonnell agus Nicola Joyce ag seinnt ceoil linn mar chuid dár sraith Áras Éanna Beo. Is baill iad Nolie agus Nicola den ghrúpa cáiliúil ‘The Whileaways’. Bhí an grúpa in ainm ceolchoirm a chur ar staitse i mí Marta in Áras Éanna ach leis na srianta córóinavirís bhí sé curtha ar ceall. Faraor ní bheidh Noriana Kennedy leo don seó seo mar gheall ar na srianta. Le cúnamh Dé, beidh ‘The Whileaways arais againn ag amharclann Áras Éanna…
Lasairfhíona (pronounced Lah-sah-reena) is a singer/songwriter from Inis Oírr, the Aran Islands in the West of Ireland. Her debut album An Raicín Álainn (pronounced An Rackeen Ah-lyn) generated a very favourable response in Ireland and abroad. It was selected by Hot Press music magazine as one of the best folk albums of 2002. Her second solo album appropriately called Flame of Wine, a literal translation of her name, was also very well received. Tracks from the album were used on…
A powerhouse of talent from Tuam, Mouse McHugh has entertained the masses over the years with fantastic bands such as The Timber Tramps, Too much for the White Man, The Midnight Cowboys, The Sawdoctors and the Lounge Lizards. Mouse has played the ‘Áras Éanna Sessions’ in 2019 filling the Arts Centre with rocking sounds and groovy vibes. Prepare to be entertained.