North Cregg Biography (Courtesy of the Artists site, 2007)
Ten years on from the birth of one of Ireland's best traditional music groups, North Cregg continue to produce some of the freshest and finest sounds to be heard in Irish Music today.
Rooted in the vibrant traditional music of their native County Cork, North Cregg embraces musical influences from around the world to create one of the most distinctive and charismatic voices in Irish music.
The stunning vocals of Claire Anne Lynch mesmerise with beautifully crafted interpretations of contemporary and traditional Irish gems. Accordionist and Master of Ceremonies, Christy Leahy, leads the way with spirited tunes alongside the dazzling fiddle and banjo playing of Liam Flanagan. Groove masters Ciaran Coughlan on swing piano and Martin Leahy, on drums and guitar, create one of the tightest and hottest rhythm sections in Irish music.
Together, the North Cregg experience is a finely tuned engine packed with humour, spontaneity and, above all, great music!
With past appearances at prestigious music events such as Glastonbury Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Tønder Festival Denmark, Cambridge Festival, Celtic Connections Glasgow and hundreds more besides, North Cregg are one of the most popular live acts in the world of folk music today.
The band have produced three critically acclaimed and award winning albums to date and are at present working on album number four, due for release in 2006.
North Cregg are:
Claire Anne Lynch: vocals, violin_Christy Leahy: accordion_Liam Flanagan: fiddle, banjo, mandolin_Ciaran Coughlan: piano_Martin Leahy: drums, percussion, guitar
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