Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee are delighted to open their Autumn music programme with the brilliant traditional band Beoga who will make their Ballymoney debut on Thursday 2 October at 8pm in Ballymoney Town Hall.
Beoga (Gaelic for ‘lively’) is a five-piece band based in County Antrim. Formed in 2002, they have become one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music.
Their unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray and Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.
The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music, from bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibes. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it works wonderfully well.Beoga are supported by Juergen Treyz and Gudrun Walther, two of continental Europe’s most successful and sought after folk musicians. The performance is promoted by Moving on Music. Tickets £9, concessions £7 are available from Ballymoney Town Hall. For more information on Beoga, visit their website www.beogamusic.com