Since their formation in 2002, Beoga ( gaelic for 'lively' ) have become regarded as one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music. Their unique sound showcases the twin duelling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray and Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle. Beoga have been described by the Wall Street Journal as ‘the best traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century’.
While the backbone of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition Beoga have never shied away from incorporating elements from other genres into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a vibrant Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure.
For over a decade Beoga have toured the world, headlined major festivals, won numerous awards, performed at the Last Night of the Proms and produced four critically acclaimed albums. Their 2009 release ‘The Incident’ was Grammy shortlisted for Best Contemporary World Music Album.