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Irish Musicians  Traditional
 

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Tara Viscardi

Harp 
Genre: Irish traditional & classical

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Hailing from the Beara Peninsula in the South-West of Ireland, Tara Viscardi is an Irish traditional & folk, baroque and classical harpist. First prize winner of the 2021 London Camac Harp Competition, Tara has been praised for her 'unique, stylish playing' and 'innate musicality'. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado Milan and TU Dublin Conservatoire, solo and chamber performances have taken her across Ireland and the UK, and further afield to Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Hong Kong.

Tara was a recipient of the 2022 Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award​ and is quickly gaining a reputation as an exciting and versatile musician and composer,

To contact Tara click here. 

Jacquelyn Hynes

Flute
Genre: Irish traditional & classical

Jacquelyn Hynes is a highly regarded flautist and composer, rooted in Irish traditional music who has played alongside and supported many of Irelands leading artists including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa and toured with Liam Ó Maonlaí

Her debut CD “Silver and Wood” received 4 star reviews from the Telegraph and RnR magazine, and was Album of the Week on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.

She plays solo and also in a group. Please discuss your requirements with Eilish directly.

To contact Jacquelyn click here.

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Percussionst
Genre:  Numerous

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Ruairi Glasheen is an award-winning percussionist, composer, filmmaker, and educator based in London. He studied as a scholar at The Royal College of Music graduating with 1st Class Honours and recipient of the President's Award in 2013.

 

Ruairi has performed as a percussionist across numerous genres all over the world.  He has performed with John Williams at the Globe, for five thousand school children at the Royal Albert Hall and other prestigious venues, and has worked and recorded with numerous, well-known artists. In 2019 he joined the London cast of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. Ruairi has composed and directed a number of productions for Chickenshed Theatre Company including We Are All Born Free for Amnesty International. The title song for this production has been performed for numerous Amnesty events including the Dali Lama’s visit to London.

 

Ruairi is Passionate about social inclusion and wellbeing through the creative arts.

To contact Ruairi click here

Eilish Byrne-Whelehan

Fiddle
Genre: Irish traditional

Eilish is a gifted fiddle player and teacher of traditional Irish music. She plays solo and also in a group. Please discuss your requirements with Eilish directly.

To contact Eilish click here. 

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Celtic Crunch

Multi Instrumental
Genre: Irish traditional

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.Young Irish traditional music group based in London. Performed on BBC television and Rte and XFM radio.

To contact Celtic Crunch click here. 

London Lasses

Multi Instrumental
Genre: Irish traditional

.Young Irish traditional music group based in London. Performed on BBC television and Rte and XFM radio.

To contact Celtic Crunch click here. 

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