The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative
crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the
Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as winning the prestigious
“Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the
new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.
Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round touring
schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France
and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions
interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make
each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland
Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself
as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful
drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences
into a song the way few performers can.