Some of our featured performers for the 2016 Festival

john kelly thJohn Kelly - Fiddle

Follow the Chief O'Neill session trail around Bantry on Saturday 10 September to hear John Kelly on fiddle



Oisín MorrisonOisín Morrison - Harp and Flute

Oisín Morrison is a regular performer in Ireland and abroad on both harp and flute. He has won numerous awards on both instruments, including the Senior All Ireland Harp Championship and Senior Oireachtas Harp Champion, and has recently won the Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada for Harp.

limerick0202West Limerick Singing Club

West Limerick traditional singing club was founded in 2002 in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick and is made up of members from both Kerry and West Limerick.

Maeve Mc SweeneyMaeve Mc Sweeney - Button Accordian and Flute

Maeve Mc Sweeney is from the village of Ballydehob in West Cork. Having spent summers attending sessions in the Sliabh Luachra area she developed a keen interest in music.

john dwyer thJohn Dwyer - Fiddle

John Dwyer is a member of the great Dwyer family from Cork. In 2010 John was named joint TG4 Traditional Composer of the Year with his brother Finbarr. This award has given John a new lease of life since his retirement from An Garda Síochána and he now regularly travels the country performing in concerts and sessions with younger musicians who revere his music, including Lia Byrne, Siobhán Peoples and Edel Fox.

Eibhlis Ni ShúilleabháinEibhlís O’Sullivan - Flute and Whistle

Eibhlís O’Sullivan, a native of Bantry, grew up in a very musical household and was immersed in music from an early age. She has toured Ireland and Britain with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and has performed on TG4 and Raidió na Gaeltachta.

graham guerin th-Graham Guerin - Button Accordion

Graham is an accordion player from Ballyduff in North Kerry. Growing up he would have played mainly with the older generation of musicians in the locality, which gave him a great love and appreciation of the older style and values of music.

Nell Ní ChróinínNell Ní Chróinín - Sean-Nós Singer

Nell is a sean-nós singer who comes from the Múscraí Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) of West Cork. There is a very strong singing tradition in her area, and when Nell began singing at the age of 11, she was already steeped in this tradition.

james duggan thJames Duggan - Fiddle

James, who comes from Listowel, County Kerry, has been a prize winner on fiddle at many Fleadhanna events at County, Provincial and All-Ireland level.

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