Barry Brady (button accordion)
Born in 1980 in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Barry Brady starting playing the accordion at the age of 13. He and his family later moved to Co. Roscommon, where he joined the Irish local music scene. From contacts established through playing at All Ireland Music fleadhanna over the years, Barry has toured France, Austria, Holland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and America.
Brady has experience on the European and and US traditional music circuits having spent 6 months on tour with dance ensemble ‘Voyages’, a depiction of an Irish American Wake. He also plays with the Swallow’s Tail Céilí Band.
Jonas Fromseier (banjo and Greek bouzouki)
Originally from Denmark, Jonas took up the banjo at the age of fifteen. He recorded his first CD when he was nineteen with Danish-Irish band Trad Lads. In 2005 Jonas moved to Galway to pursue a musical career and has been playing professionally since. His influences are banjo players such as Kevin Griffin, Brian McGrath, and Mike Flanagan of the Flanagan Brothers. He's also interested in jazz banjo styles such as ragtime. He took up the Greek bouzouki as a backing instrument inspired by Alec Finn and Mick Connelly's playing. Jonas also plays in the third incarnation of Arcady.
Danny Diamond (fiddle)
Danny is a young Dublin-based fiddler who comes from musical background- his parents, Dermot and Tara are well-known for their music, as is Tara's brother Terry Bingham and her father, Leslie Bingham. During his teens, Danny was taught the fiddle by Paul O'Saughnessy, formerly of Altan. He has played at numerous folk/traditional Irish music festivals over the years, including: Willie Clancy Summer School, Frankie Kennedy Winter School (Donegal), the Temple Bar Trad Festival. He plays regularly in sessions in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland and is currently employed by the Irish Traditional Music Archive, working mainly on their 78 rpm record collection.
Dominic Keogh (bodhran)
A Bodhran player from Kilmovee in County Mayo, a place full of, and surrounded by music. He was originally taught by junior Davey and played for many years around the neighbouring areas with local musicians such as Peter Horan, before moving to Galway city and becoming involved in the music scene there, meeting and becoming influenced by great bodhran players such as Johnny 'Ringo' Mcdonagh, and Paddy Kerr.
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