Irish Band BackWest are the full Irish: a four-piece of young exponents, filled to the brim with the music and soul of the west of Ireland. Reared in the heart of Galway city and county, their music celebrates the historically and culturally rich environment in which they were nurtured as children.
BackWest - Two musical siblings join a champion bodhrán player/Irish step dancer with lead guitar/vocalist giving this ensemble it’s own unique brand.
Their vast repertoire celebrates the best essence of traditional Irish music, song and dance. Sibling duet on fiddle and button accordion, Maureen and Brendan Browne are the lead instrumentalists and fluent Irish speakers while Galway’s own ‘Lord of the Dance’ Peter Vickers brings his unique percussive expression and stylistic dancing to the stage.
The Fourth and newest member to the band is renowned guitarist/vocalist from Co. Galway Fabian Joyce.
BackWest released their debut album entitled "The Long Walk" was released in March 2017.
Back West have set new standards with their unique signature style. Deeply rooted in the tradition, they are ‘an innovative, thrilling ensemble of high calibre and vastly experienced musicians,’ - Irish Music Magazine.
Their performances are vibrant, energetic and yet foster the organic nature of their home traditions and heritages. It is without question that they leave their audiences with the warmth of wanting more.
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