Beoga

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Beoga
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Beoga performing at the folk festival "Folk am Neckar" 2013
Background information
Origin County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Genres Irish traditional
Folk
Years active 2002–present
Website Official website
Members Damian McKee, Seán Óg Graham, Liam Bradley, Eamon Murray, Niamh Dunne

Beoga are an Irish folk music group. They were formed in County Kerry in 2002 at the All-Ireland Fleadh although the original four members of the band hail from County Antrim and County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The line-up features Damian McKee on accordion, multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and Eamon Murray on bodhrán and Niamh Dunne, from County Limerick, joined in 2005, on vocals and fiddle.[1]

Their 2007 album mischief was voted one of the top folk albums of 2007 at the Live Ireland Music Awards and the German Music Awards. Their third album, the incident, was shortlisted for a 2010 Grammy Award nomination, in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category. In that year they were awarded a U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition and were described by the Wall Street Journal as "the most exciting traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century."[2]

In 2016 Ed Sheeran invited Beoga to contribute to his album ÷ (divide). They co-wrote the song Galway Girl using parts of their track Minute 5 from their album how to tune a fish.[3] They also feature on Nancy Mulligan.

Discography[edit]

  • a lovely madness (2004)
  • mischief (2007)
  • the incident (2009)
  • Live at Stockfisch Studio (2010)
  • how to tune a fish (2011)
  • Beoga - Live At 10: The 10th Anniversary Concert (2013)
  • before we change our mind (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beoga Playing Naul and Sligo". Dublin, Ireland. The Journal of Music. 2 April 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Beoga bag Grammy nomination". Hot Press. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ed Sheeran and us - how Beoga crossed the Divide". www.rte.ie. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 

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