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Buffalo in the Castle is an exploration of music inspired by the traditions of Irish and American Old-time music and song.

The band features Desi Wilkinson. Originally from Belfast, Desi has worked and toured with most of the best-known musicians and groups on the traditional Irish music scene, like De Dannan, Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn, Máirtín O’ Connor and Andy Irvine. He has toured the USA as guest star with De Dannan and has arranged and performed music for the theatre.

Lena Ullman was introduced to the five-string banjo and American old-time music as a teenager in Sweden. Living in Ireland since the late-70’s, she played clawhammer style with The Higglers, an old-time stringband which performed throughout Ireland and Europe.

Maírtín O’ Connor, began playing the accordion at the age of nine, and his remarkable career has seen him as a member of many of traditional music’s leading groups including, Midnight Well, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough, and Skylark. Frank Hall from Indiana learned to play old-time fiddle for square dancing in his home town, Bloomington. Branching out into performing bands, he has played with The Indiana Raincrows, Easy Street Stringband, Rhythm in Shoes, and The Monks. He currently resides in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

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