10 years after coming to fruition, traditional Irish supergroup Beoga celebrate back home in Ireland. Beoga (Liam Bradley, Niamh Dunne, Sean Óg Graham, Damian McKee and Eamon Murray) are joined by a host of star guests in a gala concert showcasing their award winning material from four studio albums. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century,” this performance captures Beoga at their virtuosic best. The DVD includes a full 93 minute concert recorded in stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound together with over 80 minutes of extras, including highlights from Beoga’s debut concert in 2002 and five behind-the-scenes tour diaries filmed over several years.
Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) 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 result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works—wonderfully well. Consisting of the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, four time All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray and Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.