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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.