Janine Redmond, native to Dublin, is one of Ireland’s most dynamic young button accordion players. Under the tuition of Sligo born John Regan and well-known flute player June McCormack, she has achieved numerous solo All-Ireland titles in both accordion and melodeon. Having graduated from St. Patrick’s College of Education in Irish and Music she has attained a rich traditional style influenced by luminaries such as Joe Burke. Janine has also toured extensively throughout America, Latvia, China, Japan, Poland, France and Australia. She has performed with the renowned music and dance group Brú Ború in Cashel, Co. Tipperary and was also a featured artist on RTE’s Bloom of Youth programme in 2008.
Tipperary man, Michael Harrison, a grandson of well known fiddle player Aggie Whyte, is at the forefront of young Irish fiddle players. Taught by Brendan Larrissey of trad group Arcady, Michael has developed a fluent and free flowing style of playing highly influenced by the tradition of East Galway. He is a three time All-Ireland fiddle champion in both underage and senior competitions. He has toured extensively around the world visiting Japan (EXPO) China, Australia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Britain and America and has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Seán O’Sé (Ceoiltóirí Chualann) and Brendan McGlinchey. He has made several radio and television appearances including Geantraí with Gerry “Banjo” O’Connor (Four Men & a Dog), Arty McGlynn and Ned Kelly
Teresa Horgan, is a highly accomplished singer and flute player from the small town of Buttevant in Co. Cork. Coming from a very musical family, she has been immersed in traditional Irish music all her life and has been singing and playing music for as long as she can remember. Teresa has performed and toured in countries across Europe including Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark and elsewhere. Over the years she has performed in several well known music productions including the Galway-based music and dance show, “Music at the Crossroads”. She has also shared the stage with such well known groups as The Chieftains and The Dave Munnelly Band. Kate Rusby, Declan O’ Rourke, Jeff Buckley and Paul Brady are but a few of the artists who have influenced Teresa in the development of her unique style of singing.
Seán McCarthy was born in the townland of North Cregg just outside Fermoy in Co. Cork and began playing the uilleann pipes at the tender age of 9 years old. Since then Seán has been awarded the All-Ireland uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions as well as being a three in a row winner of the esteemed ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’. Originally taught by the native Cork piper Rose O’ Leary, he was subsequently influenced by musicians such as Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band), Mick O’ Brien and Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. He is a regular performer with Fergal Ó Murchú’s acclaimed music and dance shows including Ragús, Celtic Legends and Celtic Dances and has toured extensively as a solo artist performing at festivals such as ‘Festival Interceltique de Lorient’ and the renowned ‘Willie Clancy Festival’. Seán has just released his debut solo album entitled Halcyon Days.
Andrew Meeney from Rathmines Co. Dublin, is an extremely talented young guitar player. Primarily self-taught, Andrew has acquired a powerful rhythmic style of playing. He has become well-known on the session circuit around Ireland by playing at many festivals and featuring on radio broadcasts such as RTE’s Céilí House, presented by Kieran Hanrahan. Having studied music in D.I.T. Andrew has gone on to perform on the world stage with Fergal O’Murchu’s widely acclaimed music and dance show “Ragús”. He has also performed at “The World Fleadh” and was an artist at “Bal De Europe” in France. Andrew cites, among others, Steve Cooney, Jim Murray, Alec Finn and Andy Irvine as his main influences
Hailing from the village of Newport in Co. Tipperary, Eamonn Moloney is one of Ireland’s finest young flute & bodhrán players. In 2008 he graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick where he studied under the tutelage of Prof. Micheál Ó Suilleabháin, Niall Keegan, Sandra Joyce and many others. Since then Eamonn has performed extensively on the Irish music circuit touring Europe, America and Asia and has been lucky enough to share the stage with some of Ireland’s finest exponents of traditional music including The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Zoe Conway and Cathy Jordan. He is a founding member and flute player with the Five Counties Céilí Band and has also performed and toured with several different music and dance productions such as the Irish Harp Orchestra and Celtic Legends.