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In conversation with Fanaid


In conversation with Fanaid

Joe Campbell McArdle, Kevin McCullagh, Fiona Ni Mhearain

Kevin McCullagh is a fiddle player, sound artist and DJ from Belfast, where he has been an active member of the traditional music scene for over 20 years. His fiddle playing draws inspiration from the music of Donegal where he holidayed as child. He is in demand as a session musician and teaches fiddle classes for the community arts organisation BelfastTrad. He has an ongoing creative partnership with fellow Belfast fiddle player Conor Caldwell, appearing on his album ‘To Belfast…’ released in 2018 to much critical acclaim.

Fióna Ní Mhearáin is a flute player, singer and fluent Irish speaker from Belfast who began learning music as a child at tin-whistle classes by the outstanding Belfast flute player Davy Maguire. This planted the seed for a love of Irish flute playing and particularly the strong and rhythmic Northern flute style. An experienced teacher, she has a passion for education & community arts and delivers tin whistle classes for children at BelfastTrad. She is also a member of the traditional three piece female harmony group Sí, with Maria Rafferty and Clair McGreevy.

Making waves on the Irish music scene and beyond with an infectious blend of traditional tunes and modern-day protest songs, the music of the lonesome foursome has been described by some as “conscience filled, trippy, happy folk”, and by others as “wonderful, buttery folk fusion” so let's spread the word.

Lonesome George emerged from the north's vibrant folk scene with a sound that is both familiar and left-field, with an exciting fusion of traditional tunes and contemporary songwriting that lends an immediacy to their sound which can sometimes be all too rare to find.

At the heart of the band is the songwriting duo of Joe Campbell-McArdle and Myles McCormack, two lifelong friends who dipped their toes in the pool of traditional music while in their teens and have blossomed and grown together musically ever since.



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