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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are an Irish Folk/Traditional pairing who are based in the USA.
Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill possess a rare musical kinship, ranking them among the most memorable partnerships of our era. Together they have garnered international renown for taking traditional music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with their slow-building, fiery performances.

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Daara J

Daara J (Pronounced Daa-raa Jee, which means "The School" in the Wolof language) are a Senegalese rap trio, consisting of N’Dango D, Aladji Man and Faada Freddy. Their music blends western hiphop with traditional African rhythms to create a great infectionsly dancy style. In their last album, Boomrang, they were joined by guests including Rokia Traore, who is one of the leading women in Malian music.

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Troy Donockley

Issued from a musical family, Troy Donockley has built a long and successful career fulfilling his teenage dreams traveling the world playing music.
Along with his founding of Celtic Rock band 'You Slosh & as a member of Iona from 1995 to 2009, he's also done much session work with such musical artists as Maddy Prior, Maire Brennan (Clannad), Nightwish, Midge Ure, Barbara Dickson, Roy Harper, Alan Stivell, Lesley Garrett, Status Quo, Del Amitri, Mostly Autumn and many, many more.

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Lau have been described as a formidable union of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Scotland today; Kris Drever (guitar and vocal), Martin Green (piano accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle).

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Tommy Fleming

Tommy Fleming – is Ireland’s biggest selling Irish artist over recent years.
Tommy Fleming was born in 1971 in Aclare, County Sligo. His singing talent was apparent from a young age, when he took part in talent competitions and concerts. Started a rock band (!) whilst at school.
After leaving school (in 1990) Tommy started to establish himself as part of a Castlebar quartet known as “Jarog” performing in pubs and clubs around the country. Tommy was also attracting attention at their many festival appearances across the country.

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Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth is an English country dance band originally formed in 1983 by Rod Stradling shortly after leaving the Old Swan Band. In addition to Stradling, the original members were guitarist Ian A. Anderson (of Hot Vultures fame), hammered dulcimer player Chris Coe and bass guitar and banjo player and vocalist Maggie Holland (also of Hot Vultures). Later they were joined by electric guitar and synthesizer player Jon Moore, drummer/percussionist John Maxwell, and keyboards and melodeon player Ian Carter.

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