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Hailed as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century” (Wall Street Journal), Beoga are blazing a pioneering trail in Irish music. The County Antrim based quintet features the unique twin duelling accordians of Seán Óg Graham and Damian McKee, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray, pianist Liam Bradley and Limerick singer and fiddler, Niamh Dunne.
The bedrock of Beoga’s sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy traditional sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works - wonderfully well.
With three critically acclaimed, award winning albums, it’s no surprise that Irish Music Magazine describe Beoga’s repertoire of fresh self-penned tunes and inventive arrangements as “genius”. The band’s 2009 album ‘The Incident’ made the shortlist for a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category. Beoga are at the forefront of the Irish new wave.