Órlaith McAuliffe, Daithí Gormley, Paul Clesham and Dylan Foley
Dylan Foley, a 21-year old Irish Fiddler of Highland, New York has attended Father Charlie Coen’s Irish music sessions at the Rhinecliff Hotel and the American Legion Hall in Rhinebeck, with his parents since he was four years old. In 2004, Dylan placed third in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Irish Music Competitions (Fleadh), and then took First place at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in the Under-12 solo fiddle category. In 2005, Dylan placed first in the regional and then traveled to Donegal, where he placed first again, this time in the 12-15 category. Then in 2008, Dylan went over again to the All-Ireland’s and won again in the 15-18 category. In 2014, he then went on to win the Senior All Ireland fiddle competition.
From Ballintogher, Co Sligo, Daithí Gormley is a highly accomplished button accordion player with an extensive and much respected repertoire steeped in the rich musical heritage of county Sligo. Daithí is the 2015 All Ireland Senior Button Accordion Champion. A member of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, Daithí is also leader of the Knocknashee Ceili Band, runners up in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 All Ireland Senior Ceili Band competitions.
Órlaith McAuliffe, who at the age of just 22 has been crowned All Ireland Champion no fewer than 19 times, including on both flute and whistle in 2011. As well as being a highly accomplished performer, Órlaith is also an original and prolific composer. Órlaith is the current holder of the title of Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016 from the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards.
Paul Clesham hails from Hollymount, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. He has won numerous All-Ireland titles in piano accompaniment and concertina. In 2015, Paul won the Senior Concertina and Senior Piano Accompaniment competitions at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland Music Competition) adding these awards to his six previous All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles for Melodeon, Grúpaí Cheoil and Céili Band. Paul graduated from University College Cork with a BMus degree with first class honors in Music and the Irish language. While studying at University College Cork, Paul was awarded the prestigious Seán Ó Ríada memorial prize for Irish traditional music performance, and was also awarded the Mary V. Hart memorial prize for the highest result in the BMus examination of 2015. In 2012 Paul was awarded a scholarship from UCC to study Music for a semester at the prestigious Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
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