Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival are delighted to present one of Ireland's newest Traditional Music Group's Raw Bar Collective to headline our 2013 Festival.
With a refreshingly uncluttered approach to playing, the Raw Bar Collective present a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music. The Raw Bar Collective is a fluid gathering of Irish musicians, each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition.
They are anchored by Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle), all long recognised as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland. They are joined by Nell Ní Chróinín (sean nós singer) commonly acknowledged as the most exciting traditional singing talent of her generation and Colm Murphy (bodhrán) widely recognised as one of the top Traditional music percussionists of all time.
The Raw Bar Collective focus on connecting with the listener. Their music is presented with warmth, wit, passion and respect. Deftly playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the contagious energy inherent in the repertoire, the group strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist, within a modern group context
A live recording, ‘Millhouse Measures’ reflects these values and crackles with the energy generated by such a genuine connection with the listener. Their live shows do likewise.
As well as performing at the All-Star Festival Concert on Friday, March 22nd, the members of Raw Bar Collective will also tutor at our festival workshops on the morning of Saturday, March 23rd This is a rare opportunity for West Cork musicians to learn from these world famous musicians and recording artistes.
To book your place in the Festival music workshops click here. Places are limited so book early to garuntee your place
To learn more about Raw Bar Collective or to listen to their music - visit their website.