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Caitlín CD

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‘Caitlín’ – Voted 2012 Traditional Music CD of the Year! (www.tradconnect.com)
Available to buy Here

‘Of all the many fine Irish traditional albums released in 2012, hers is the best. ‘Caitlín’ gets my vote as the top Irish traditional album of 2012′
Earle Hitchner – Music Writer, The Wall Street Journal

‘Caitlín’s flair for making Irish music and dance one in spirit and performance is always a pure delights where ever she goes. And long may she share those special gifts with us.’
Paul Keating – Irish Voice Newspaper, NY, 2012

‘Three bars in and your senses are awakened, one set in and your musical imagination is captured. This is as accomplished a debut album as any I have heard’
Tony Lawless – www.tradconnect.com on ‘Caitlín’

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Featuring:

Caitlín – concertina & dance

Caoimhín Ó Fearghail – guitar

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ICE – Irish Concertina Ensemble

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ICE – The Irish Concertina Ensemble comprises five internationally renowned and highly creative exponents of the Anglo Concertina; Tim Collins, Edel Fox, Caitlín Ní Gabhann, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Pádraig Rynne. Integrating Bass, Baritone and Piccolo concertinas with the standard treble concertina, ICE presents a new and highly innovative sonic template for concertina music in Irish traditional music today. Drawing on the wealth of experience and artistic creativity within the ensemble, the quintet explores and extends the melodic, percussive, rhythmic and harmonic boundaries of the concertina, creating in the process,  a completely new performance trajectory for the instrument.  The quintet has brought together a highly interesting repertoire of music, drawing on established melodies within the canon of Irish traditional music as well as melodies from other folk traditions. In addition, the quintet performs a substantial corpus of newly composed pieces that have been penned by different artists within the ensemble, including the Brian Boru Concertina Concerto; a suite of music written and arranged for the quintet by director, Tim Collins.

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NicGaviskey

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Listen to our CD here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nicgaviskey

The girls from Co. Meath met the Detroit & Baltimore boys at the Catskills Irish Arts week in upstate New York in the summer of 2009. Their coming together in a spontaneous early morning session created a rhythm and feel to the music that was infectious not only to themselves, but to all those listening.

These young musicians forged a mighty connection in those early morning hours, and what followed for two hours was four musicians playing as one.Miss McGuinness, Cramers, The Kinnegad Slashers, The Dances at Kinvararolled off their fingers with a collective familiarity which surprised them all, and left them yearning for more months after they had departed to their homes far away.
Recording sessions in Baltimore and Milltown Malbay in early 2010 led to this debut CD – Home away from Home, which stands as evidence of the kindred spirit that comes from the deepest well of the tradition of Irish music and dance.

The girls are daughters of respected Mullahoran fiddle player Antóin MacGabhann.
Caitlín is three times All-Ireland concertina champion, a regular performer on Irish National Radio, and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia. Also an accomplished dancer, Caitlin has toured with many Irish dance shows, including Riverdance.

Bernadette competed succesfully at Fleadhanna Cheoil through the years, and has spent the past decade performing and touring North America, Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Japan with Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance and other solo ventures.

Sean Gavin’s style on the flute reflects his lifelong immersion in, devotion to, and love for traditional Irish music. This was no doubt encouraged by his Clare born, fiddle playing father, Mick Gavin.

Sean McComiskey is among the most innovative young performers on the button accordion. Son of North Americas veteran accordion player Billy McComiskey, Seans own unique harmonic style has earned him a spot in the pantheon of Irish accordionists far beyond his native Baltimore.
The Catskills session of 2009 touched them all very deeply, and the result of their passion is this recording. It is their expression of the power of Irish music to continue to amaze and inspire us and bring us all closer together in friendship.
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Caitlín occasionally performs with Italy’s foremost Irish band, ‘Birkin Tree‘.

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Dancing

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Watch Caitlín dancing her own choreography to ‘Tico Tico’ with an All-Star band at WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Boston

Watch Caitlín play and dance her own choreography at ‘Ceiliúradh’ at the Royal Albert Hall
‘O’Carolan’s Concerto’

Caitlín Freestyling!

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Caitlín & Ciarán

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New CD Out April 2015! Listen Here

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