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Félim Egan was born in 1972 in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and raised in Cloghan, Co. Offaly (west Offaly). His father has a passion for music and encouraged him to play. He began lessons at the age of four with his father and then with a local Offaly fiddler Dan Cleary. He comes from a family of five children all well accomplished musicians.
He has many musical influences which include Matt Molley, Tommy Peoples, Charlie Lennon and Frankie Gavin, to mention a few. In 1993 he moved to Portland, OR, where he played his first gigs with Robert Soper and Aidan Brennan and was a regular at Mikey Beglan's East Avenue Tavern session. He started composing tunes in the early 1990's. Félim Egan is a regular fixture in the Irish traditional music in Portland.