Cormac Begley is a solo bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West Kerry musical family. He also plays in a range of collaborations with Liam O Connor (fiddle), Rushad Eggleston (cello goblin), Liam Ó Maonlaí (singer and multi-instrumentalist) and Lisa O’Neil (singer songwriter). He is the founder of the Airt Residential School and the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series in Galway and Dublin. He was shortlisted for the RTE Radio 1 “Folk Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2018 and 2019 and his debut solo has received nine 5-star reviews and was shortlisted for the Irish Times Album of the Year 2018.
He has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Education at the University of Limerick.
Instructor – Anglo Concertina