Two consummate traditional musicians Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, combine their formidable talents to present A Moment of Madness, an evening of “wild and beautiful music from the west coast of Ireland”, at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday April 12 at 8pm.
Hailing from the Dingle peninsula, Brendan Begley is a renowned button accordionist, touring at home and in Europe. A member of acclaimed outfit Boys of the Lough, Brendan's exciting dance music, sensitive emotional slow airs, and singing as Gaeilge make him a great favourite with audiences.
Dublin-born fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is rapidly becoming known as one of the most interesting and creative musicians in traditional music. Since the widespread success of his 2003 album Kitty Lie Over with Mick O'Brien, he has performed in the US, Canada, Alaska, Asia, and all over Europe, and has recently worked with the likes of The Waterboys, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Peadar Ó Riada. Together Brendan and Caoimhín promise an evening of the finest trad.