Tag Archives: Trad

The Ill Winds

The Ill Winds are a three piece “traditional meets contemporary” band, based in Cork City, Ireland.
The band have become known for combining old with new, classic with modern, all with a signature Irish twist. The group consists of Michael Grace (vocals, guitar, percussion, mandolin), Tony Dunne (accordion, percussion, vocals) and Paul O’Shea (drums, vocals, percussion, mandolin).
Formerly known as ‘The Newfoundland Trio’, the guys have been touring around Ireland and abroad over the last year. 2017 brought the band to the UK for the first time, as well as Denmark and Norway. The year ahead promises to be even bigger, with many national and international shows and festivals in the pipeline. Keep an eye out for The Ill Winds in 2018!

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Larry Mathews

Larry Mathews is a musician from Glenbeigh. He sings and plays Irish Folk, his own compositions as well as Rock and Pop. He plays Irish Fiddle, Guitar and Bodhrán. On stage he has played with Christy Moore, the Furey Brothers, The Dubliners, Achim Reichel and many others. He has recorded with Martin Röttger, as guest musician for Chris Evans & David Hanselmann, Hannes Wader and with many others.
For many years he played with his brother Terry and also played with the folk group Spailpin, having great chart success. He is now a solo performer working all over the world.

Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uilleann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent.