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FullSet are delighted and honoured to have been awarded "TOP TRADITIONAL GROUP" at the Irish Music Awards 2014!!

We are so excited to announce that FullSet has been nominated in 2 categories for this year's Irish Music Awards! This is a massive honour and we're extremely thankful to all of those who nominated us. It's amazing to be recognised alongside so many other incredible artists! The closing date to vote for FullSet is Jan 12th.Vote for FullSet in the Irish Music Awards!

We had such a good time being interviewed and performing live on RTE's Céilí House with Kieran Hanrahan. Listen Here!

A brilliant review of our 2014 St. Patrick's Day Concert in Cedar Rapids, IA. Check out the review here!

Great News!! "Notes After Dark" has reached the top 3 in Tradconnects Top 10 Album Covers of 2013

We are delighted to announce that our album "Notes After Dark" has been nominated for "Best New Irish CD" in the Irish Music Awards 2013. Click here to vote for FullSet

Another fantastic review of our album "Notes After Dark" by Tim Carroll at www.folkwords.com. Tim Carroll's review of Notes After Dark

A massive thank you once again to Culture Ireland for their support and funding towards our 2013 summer tour of America. Culture Ireland

Great review of our album "Notes After Dark" from Tony Lawless at www.tradconnect.com. Read Review Here

FullSet were delighted to appear on TG4's hugely popular traditional music series Geantraí. Other musicians featured on the program included Bobby Gardiner, Eileen O' Brien, Gavin & Jamie Strappe and many more. Presenting the show on the night was our very own Michael Harrison and he did a fantastic job! Watch FullSet on Geantraí

A massive thank you to Culture Ireland for their support of our most recent tour of America. This tour was a resounding success and without their funding it would not have been possible. Culture Ireland

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FullSet Live in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on St. Patrick's Day. Also featured in the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House Special are Mick Hanly & The Voice Squad. Also some serious Dancing by the brilliant Mick Donegan with FullSet. Hope you enjoy!

If you missed FullSet on The RTÉ Late Late Show you can view it here on the RTÉ Player! We're on at about 1:22:45! Late Late Show

FullSet have just been awarded "New group of the year" in the well respected Live Ireland Music Awards 2012! To our delight we've also been award "Best New Band" in the Irish American News Music Awards! Read about the Awards.

Here is a nice review of our gig at the Copenhagen Irish Festival.

FullSet are delighted to have been announced winners of the RTE RAAP Breakthrough Award 2011!

Seán's Album Halcyon Days on Live Ireland

FullSet - Bill Margeson's LiveIreland Blog Bill Margeson's LiveIreland Blog

FullSet Notes At Liberty Featured on IrelandTonight.com

FullSet Notes At Liberty now available from our great friends at www.IrishTradtunes.com

FullSet Notes At Liberty reviewed by John O'Regan in Irish Music Magazine http://www.irishmusicmaga zine.com/releases/0711/ 0711/

FullSet are one of Ireland’s most accomplished and sought-after bands in Irish Traditional Music today. This young and exciting group creates a sound that is full of energy & innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots. FullSet are set to thrill audiences throughout the world.

“FullSet was THE breakout band at the Irish Fair of Minnesota 2013.Their energy was infectious and the crowd response was incredible. They were able to connect to all ages, from Mohawked teenagers, to their grandparents. I had heard good things about them, but the musicianship, and stage presence playing live exceeded every expectation I had.” – Mike Wiley, Vice Chair/Entertainment Director of Irish Fair of Minnesota 2013

FullSet have received much critical acclaim in recent years, even being compared to super groups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. Their meteoric rise in the music world was given a massive boost in 2011 when they were honoured by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. FullSet subsequently went on to receive the “Best New Group Award” from well-respected Irish American News and were also named “Best Newcomer” in Bill Margeson’s Live Ireland Awards in 2012.

Following the tremendous success of their debut album “Notes At Liberty”, the group’s profile was further raised with the release of their follow up title, “Notes After Dark” in 2013. Irish Music Magazine described it as having “so many good tracks, so much energy, a band in full control and having such fun yet well able to bring things down to a tearful pause”. “Notes After Dark” was also named Album of the Year in 2013 by US radio programme “Celtic Connections”. In 2014, FullSet was awarded “Top Traditional Group” by the Irish Music Association.

Michael Harrison, on fiddle, creates a distinctive sound using original and colourful techniques. Martino Vacca is an exceptional uilleann piper and employs his mastery of this instrument in all pieces arranged by FullSet. Talented musician, Janine Redmond, on button accordion maintains a rich traditional style that is becoming ever so rare in traditional music today. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar, effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment section. The emotive singing style of Marianne Knight completes the ensemble and is guaranteed to captivate audiences of every generation.

To date, FullSet have been featured on some of Ireland’s most prestigious TV and radio programmes including “The Late Late Show”, RTÉ’s Céilí House and TG4’s hugely popular Irish music series “Geantraí”. They have worked with Disney and have also performed at many of the biggest Celtic and World Music festivals across North America and Europe, some of which include the Copenhagen Irish Festival, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Germany’s Irish Folk Festival Tour, Guinness Christmas Austria Tour, Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Dublin Irish Festival, Kansas City Irish Fest and North Texas Irish Festival. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Declan O’Rourke, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga.

FullSet’s ability to showcase Irish music, song and dance of the highest quality in an energetic and fun filled manner has proved immensely successful as they continue to thrill audiences around the world. 2015 is shaping up to be an extremely exciting year for the group with work on their third studio album having already begun.