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Öland Celtic Irish Music Festival

Moya Brennan (IE)

Moya Brennan, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, better known as Máire Brennan or phonetically as Moya Brennan (born 4 August 1952, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland), is a Grammy Award-nominated Celtic folk singer. She began her singing career when her family formed the band Clannad in 1970. She is the mother of Aisling Jarvis .

Brennan grew up as the eldest in a very musical family in a remote parish in the northwest of Ireland, a place where the Irish language and tradition was and still is very much alive. She sang along with her siblings in the family pub, Leo's Tavern. She also took part in many pantomimes in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, the local theatre, usually dancing and singing.

It was during 1970 that she joined her tw...

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Orthodox Celts (RS)

Orthodox Celts is an irish folk rock band from Belgrade, Serbia.

As a popular band playing Irish music, Orthodox Celts are practically unique not only in Serbia but in the whole of Southeastern Europe and further afield. Despite their unusual music, since their founding in 1993 they have been one of the most popular bands in Serbia. Their music led to a popularisation of Irish and Celtic music and other aspects of Irish and Celtic culture in Serbia, especially Guinness beer. The band members are fans of the Celtic F.C., and some of the band's fans are too.

The band started their career with traditional Irish songs and, gradually, introduced more and more of their own material (lyrics mostly by Aleksandar, music most...

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Michael Mcgoldrick (IE)

Michael McGoldrick (b. 1971, Manchester, England) is a flute and tin whistle player of great renown. He also plays the Uilleann pipes.

He has been a member of several influential bands. In 1994 he was awarded the BBC Young Tradition Award, and, in 2001, he was given the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

McGoldrick was a founder-member of Celtic rock band, Toss the Feathers while still at school. He also competed in the Fleadhanna with Dezi Donnelly (fiddle) and John-Jo Kelly (bodhrán) whom he had met at local Comhaltas meetings. He made appearances at various local and national festivals and has run whistle/flute workshops at the Cambridge Folk Festival and for Folkworks on their "Flu...

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Kris Drever (UK)

Kris Drever is an Orcadian multi-instrumentalist, from singing and guitar playing to banjo and double bass. He has been in great demand since moving to Edinburgh in 1995. Kris has done a myriad of different projects, quickly moving from traditional pub sessions to the gigging circuit, playing large tours of the United States and Chile with dance show Celtic Fusion. After leaving the show Kris began working with Fine Friday, and also worked as a session musician for a variety of artists including Battlefield Band, John McCusker, Kathie Ryan, Harem Scarem, Clare Mclaughlin and with his father, folk singer and guitarist Ivan Drever. Kris has toured much of Europe, Canada and Australia with Fine Friday and many others. He has also toured Can...

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John Mccusker (US)

John McCusker is one of Scotland's foremost traditional musicians. A professional since the age of seventeen, he was a vital member of the renowned Battlefield Band and toured the world with them for 11 years. He is an amazing performer, the producer of some of the best selling folk recordings, a guest much sought after by major live and recording artists and a composer of exquisite melodies which are performed world wide.

John's impressive musical talent combined with his love for the traditional music of his native Scotland has rightfully gained him the respect of audiences and artists from around the globe. Read more on . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms ...

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