FolkWorld #45 07/2011
© Seán Laffey

The Essence of Traditional Music

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Raw Bar Collective

Raw Bar Collective @ FolkWorld: FW#45

Benny McCarthy @ FolkWorld: FW#30, #36


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 rare gathering of Irish musicians, each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition.

The band members Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle), all long recognised as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland, 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.


Conal O Grada Dave Sheridan Benny McCarthy

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Benny McCarthy is touring Europe with Pure Irish Drops in the fall 2011.

Photo Credits: (1) Raw Bar Collective (by Seán Laffey); (2) Conal O Grada, (3) Dave Sheridan, (4) Benny McCarthy (from website).

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