A musical instrument maker by calling, Adrian Brown has conducted extensive research into the history of the recorder, measuring many original instruments, making reconstructions and has written several organological studies.He has played the anglo concertina since his teenage years and teaches the instrument both privately and at the annual German Concertina Meeting.She studied at the Amsterdam Conservatorium with Walter van Hauwe.Her solo CDs “off-limits” (2006) and “Susie, tell me a Story!Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family.He plays in a number of projects including: duets with Rushad Eggleston (cellist), Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich (fiddle, viola and sean nós dancer), Liam O Connor (fiddle), Caoimhín O Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore) and Liam Ó Maonlaí (singer and multi-instrumentalist); a trio entitled ‘Concertina’ (with Noel Hill and Jack Talty); and with the band Ré.
Our second release “Disguisings“, from 2014, had the central theme of the Morris dance and Mummers and included a lot more songs while expanding our repertoire towards 19th and 20th century popular music.
He is currently the artist in the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim (November to mid February) and will be the traditional artist in residence in the National Concert Hall in April 2018.
Susanna Borsch is one of the few instrumentalists able to interpret both contemporary and early music with complete ease.
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