Dan Brouder, from from Monagae, on the outskirts of Newcastle West, is a highly regarded exponent of West Limerick accordion playing. He recorded with Geantraí in the early 1990s and appeared on The High Part of the Road, an Irish music programme presented by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh in Knocknagree, Co. Cork. He continues to perform with Geantraí and has appeared on RTE’s Ceili House, Clare FM and Radio Kerry.
Banjoist Angelina Carberry was born in Manchester in the late 1970s. Her family roots are in Co. Longford and her father Peter and grandfather Kevin are noted traditional musicians. Angelina moved to Galway in the late 1990s, where she recorded Memories from the Holla, with her father on accordion and John Blake on guitar and piano. The album was described by Máirtín O’Connor as “a treasure to the ear and food for the soul”.
Her debut solo CD, An Traidisún Beo, was released in 2005 and her most recent, Pluckin’ Mad, in 2014. She has performed with Dan for a number of years and they recently released a CD of duets, A Waltz for Joy. For further information, please see http://www.danbrouder.com/.
Fiddle player, James Carty from Boyle, Co Roscommon comes from a long line of traditional Irish musicians and a family highly respected in the Traditional idiom. His father, John Carty is an internationally renowned fiddle and banjo player. James however is cutting his own path in the traditional music scene with his own distinctive style which he has developed having grown up listening to the recordings of the old Sligo masters Michael Coleman, James Morrisson, Paddy Killoran to name just three.
James currently lives in London and has become one of the mainstays of the traditional music scene there. He also teaches fiddle in the Mulkere Academy and privately as well as at workshops and summer schools.
James has appeared on a couple of commercial recordings, most notably The First of May with Harry Bradley on flute and At Complete Ease, with his father John and Brian Rooney. He is launching his debut solo album entitled ‘hiding daylight in dark corners’.
Album Launch – James Carty and Brian McGrath/ Angelina Carberry and Dan Brouder
London Irish Centre
Sat 28th Oct – 5pm