Good Morning To Your Nightcap

Saturday 20th July
4pm - 6pm

These guys keep the Irish tradition alive with their wide selection of great Irish trad tunes. With the recent release of their debut CD the band are on the up and up. The band is acollaboration of four northern musicians from counties Antrim, Derry and Tyrone. They played in music sessions together around Belfast for many years. Desy Adams (flute) was born and bred in Belfast, Co Antrim and is a fine exponent of the Northern style of flute playing. Desy started playing tin whistle in the 1980s before moving onto the flute. He spent time living in Denmark and Galway before returning to Belfast in the early 2000s. Desy played with traditional group Na Dorsa with whom he recorded a CD in the late 1990s and has also featured on the Wooden Flute Obsession CD. Desy has toured and played at many festivals throughout Europe and America. Ruadhrai O’Kane (fiddle) comes from just outside Dungiven, Co Derry and has lived in Belfast since going to university in 1995. Ruadhrai played fiddle with traditional Irish music group Óige for around 10 years up to 2001. In this time the band produced 3 albums together and toured extensively through Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond. More recently Ruadhrai has taught fiddle for BelfastTrad and played at several European festivals where he has also given workshops. Ryan O’Donnell (banjo / bouzouki / guitar) hails from Omagh, Co Tyrone and movedto Belfast to study at University in 2002. Ryan has played with the band Pigeon Top and played on several solo CDs with artists including Paul McGlinchey, Stevie Dunne, Michael McCague and Shane McAleer. Ryan performs at many festivals in the traditional music calendar and has performed in many countries across Europe and the USA. Paul Maguire (bodhran) is a Belfast native who is well known within traditional music circles. Now retired, Paul spent several years in his youth traveling the high seas exploring far away lands which developed his appreciation for music and culture. Paul has played the bodhran for over 30 years and is a veteran of many fleadhs and festivals. Paul has a very distinctive, unique playing style and has developed an equally unique knack for staying up late so he doesn’t miss a trick! There really is no better place to find great, true Irish music that on the Cow Bay stage this night with Good Morning To Your Nightcap!