The Inish Turk Beg Sessions

The Inish Turk Beg Sessions


Reels and airs from the intoxicating ‘Then’ CD, and cool Trad takes on contemporary tracks from the ‘Now’ CD are featured on this first instalment from The ‘Brilliant Series’ by The Inish Turk Beg Sessions. It was recorded and written on the remote island Inish Turk Beg, off Co Mayo in the West of Ireland. This unique project aims to curate, celebrate, invigorate and promote Irish Trad. Horslips gave Irish music new instruments and The Inish Turk Beg Sessions gives Irish instruments new music


Meet the musicians behind 'The Inish Turk Beg Sessions'

Between them, the ‘Inish Turk Beg Sessions’ have been playing for 120 years.
This makes them either, a) the oldest band in the world, or b) one of the most experienced. Let’s go for the latter.
The Inish Turk Beggers have gigged and recorded with some of the top artists in the business.

Drummer and producer, Lance Hogan has been a mainstay of Kíla for 18 years and has worked with Horslips, Dead Can Dance, and…U2.

Alan Doherty is internationally recognised as the brightest Trad flute star of his generation. He has played with Grada and was a soloist on The Lord of The Rings. Matt Molloy is a fan, so he must be good.

Guitarist Steve Belton is part of Ireland’s rock history. He was half of seminal ’80s band, Fountainhead and toured with the legendary (and recently reformed) Cry Before Dawn.

Fiddle/viola/mandola player, Sean Regan, is regarded as one of the finest bowmen in the business. He has played with Sharon Shannon, Damien Dempsey, Sean Keane… the list is endless.

Bassist and acoustic guitarist, Shea Fitzgerald, has been playing and recording for 87 years (he uses a lot of moisturiser). When he’s not working with Paul Brady, Richie Buckley or the Galloping Hogans he can be found holed up in his studio recording the likes of Gemma Hayes or Scullion.

They’ve played with the best – and the best love playing with them. Now, they’re creating their own legend. The Inish Turk Beggers are invigorating and reinventing Trad music, and boldly taking its instruments into the big, bad world of rock and roll.

Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly give you … (and you can keep them if you like) … the Inish Turk Beg Sessions!


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