Beoga are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. The Wall Street Journal describes them as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.”
Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray, and the line-up is completed with Niamh Dunne, on vocals and fiddle.
In 2007, Beoga performed live with the BBC Orchestra to a television audience of millions as part of the prestigious ‘Last Night of the Proms’. Most recently they were asked By Ed Sheeran to accompany him on songs for his latest album, Divide. The popular singer/songwriter said that living and working with Irish folk band Beoga was “really special.”