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  • Webster Hall 125 East 11th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Trad on steroids

Band Members:

Liam Bradley (slapping a piano), Damian McKee (footering an accordion), Sean Og Graham (scraping a guitar and footering another accordion), Niamh Dunne (roaring songs and sawing a fiddle) and Eamon Murray (battering a goat).

Hometown: 4 Nordy lads and a Limerick lass

Since the birth of Beoga in 2002, it has expanded the vocabulary of Irish Music with a unique accent of its own...

Wall Street Journal dubs them “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.” Irish Music Magazine writes “In Beoga, the Irish music world found another prodigy… madcap genius, master craftsmen.”

Their distinctive sound is described by New York’s Irish Echo as “a heady, virtually head-spinning sonic blend, stamping Beoga as perhaps the most audacious Irish band rooted in trad today.” The Irish American News lauds the “energy, drive, intelligent creativity, wit and real musicianship” declaring, “this is the freshest take on the tradition,” and the Boston Globe ranks Beoga “as innovative as Celtic music mavericks Solas and Lunasa,” In short, Beoga have become one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music.