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Debut Album, Between the Strings

Adrian McAuliffe comes from Freemount in the Barony of Duhallow in Northwest Cork, a village steeped in traditional Irish music. Adrian started playing Irish traditional music when he was 8 years-old. He was taught by music teacher, Con Herbert from Killeedy, West Limerick. His first instruments were the bodhrán and mandolin before moving to the tenor banjo. Having quickly mastered his chosen instrument he was a regular competitor at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in the 1980’s both as a soloist and as a member of Ceoltóirí Chrónáin in the newly formed local branch of CCE – Craobh Chrónáin.

Cathal, who also comes from Northwest Cork, started playing an array of instruments from a young age before settling on guitar as his main instrument. Influenced earlier on by blues and rock, he reverted back to traditional music. Since then he has excelled in traditional guitar playing and has performed on many stages around the US, Europe and North Africa, representing Ireland for two consecutive years in the renowned L’orient Interceltique festival in France. He has accompanied artists like accordion virtuoso Liam O’Connor, Fr. Liam Lawton and Pauline Scanlon to name but a few.
Guest musicians on the album are Aileen Dillane from Templeglantine, Co Limerick on Piano and DJ Curtin from Mountcollins who also comes from Co Limerick on box. Two great musicians who have been playing for years now.

For further information Contact: Adrian, Mobile: 087-6289265, Cathal, Mobile: 087-2820852.

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