ICE – The Irish Concertina Ensemble

I have been enjoying some gigs lately with the Irish Concertina Quintet, or ICE as we call ourselves! In the group I am honoured to play alongside some of my favourite concertina players ever – Tim Collins, Micheal O Raghaillaigh, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Padraig Rynne. We are currently in the process of recording our debut album which is due for release in April 2015 and look forward to our next gig which is in City Hall, Dublin, as part of the Temple Bar Trad Fest on 29th January… Watch this space!




15/11/14 – Ceardlann an Fhómhair

Ceardlann an Fhómhair, CCE Craobh Naithí, Dublin

  • Concertina workshop and performance
  • LOCATION (WORKSHOPS): St. Columcille’s Community School, Knocklyon, Dublin
  • LOCATION (CONCERT): The Divine Word Parish Centre, Rathfarnham
  • DATE: 15/11/14
  • TIME: 11.00 (workshops) 19.00 (concert)
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30/10/14 – 08/11/14 – Japan Tour

Tour of Japan with the Irish Embassy

  • Series of performances in various venues
  • 30 Oct Tokyo
    31 Oct Chiba
    1 Nov Tokyo
    3 Nov Takamatsu
    4 Nov Nagoya
    5 Nov Nagoya
    6 Nov Osaka
    8 Nov Kyoto


Tradconnect Album of the Year 2013!

We are are completely delighted and overwhelmed to have been awarded Tradconnect’s Album of the Year for 2013 for “The Sunny Banks”! A huge thanks to Tony Lawless and Tradconnect for the huge support they have shown us, and the traditional music community over the past few years. In a year of amazing recordings of traditional music, we never imagined that we would be given such an an accolade! A very special thanks to Caoimhin Ó Fearghail and Richie Lyons for their wonderful contribution to the CD and to Donal Clancy for everything – recording it, advice and all the tea and biscuits! Also, we must mention Edel Butler and Enda Sheridan for the amazing artwork and photography. Lastly, a huge thanks to our amazing families and friends for all their endless support…… OH WAIT! How could we begin to forget all of the music lovers and fans who have bought the CD and supported our gigs! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!

Click here for a link to the announcement…