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Young traditional group Mórga will launch their self-titled debut album in June. Mórga was founded in 2007 by four young musicians to create a band inspired by the sound and sheer energy of the great traditional Irish bands of the seventies. The band is based around accordion, fiddle and banjo as melody instruments, with backing provided by the rarely heard Greek bouzouki, creating rich high-end harmonies, and driven by the bass beat of the bodhran. The aim is to recreate a part of our musical heritage, which is too often lost in contemporary Irish music.

Launch dates:

Thurs 11 June: The Cobblestone (Smithfield Square, Dublin) at 9 PM

Thurs 18 June: Tigh Coili’s  (Shop Street, Galway City) at 7 PM

Sat 27 June: Spells’ (Ballaghadereen Co. Roscommon) at 9 PM

“New to us, and we believe new to you, too… But fate has now taken a hand and sent us a fresh new band of high flyers….You should really have a serious listen here. It’s very good indeed.”

“The mix of instruments sound in perfect harmony, the tunes are varied and you’ll quickly be astonished by their ability to breathe new life and momentum into their Irish musical heritage.”

Didier Riez, Festival Irlandaise en Artois-Gohelle

Mórga - Mórga (Pug Records 2009) is available directly from the band’s website at as well as traditional record shops nationwide and is distributed by Claddagh Records.

The CD will also be available for download from iTunes and

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