An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”, numerous solo albums, perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy.
Charlie is a firm favourite with the Crocanoir audience and his 3rd visit was eagerly anticipated.
Charlie McGettigan began his musical career in the 1960s, here he gained experience at all levels of the entertainment industry. When he moved to Dublin in 1968 he honed in on the thriving folk scene there at that time. His influences then were people like Paul Brady, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine and, having played electric guitar up to then, he purchased his first acoustic guitar concentrating on developing the finger picking style, which is now his stock in trade.
Charlie moved to the rural environment of Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim in 1973, and formed the highly successful Jargon group, which went on to win the prestigious Letterkenny Folk Festival, following in the footsteps of bands like Clannad and Pumpkinhead. This win led to a recording contract with Polygram records and the release of Jargon’s first single Bailieboro and Me. The band went on to record two more singles and then Charlie went on to pursue a solo career.
During the following years Charlie worked with artists like Maura O Connell and Eleanor Shanley who both recorded many of Charlies songs including “I dont know how you do it”, “Feet of a dancer”, “A bed for the night”, “If anything happened to you” and others.
He released two solo albums – Songs of the night and Charlie McGettigan – before joining forces with Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest with Rock n Roll Kids.
Folk singer and story teller.
Jimmy Crowley returned for a second time to Crocanoir, after a great debut in 2011.
Known as the “Voice of Cork”, legendary singer/songwriter/storyteller Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish Folk Scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album “The Boys of Fairhill” in 1977 which spreads over four generations.
Thom is a great songwriter and performer, whose songs have been recorded by Mary Black, Maura O’ Connell and Dolores Keane.
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Seamie is a multi-Instrumentalist equally at home playing Rory Gallagher on guitar or jigs & reels on the fiddle.Seamie is a native of Maugheraboy, in Sligo Town and a former member of the well-known Irish traditional music band Dervish.
Rich McMahon performs lively acoustic music with a Celtic flavour. As well as performing his own critically acclaimed material, his unique interpretations of Irish folk songs, pop, rock and country classics have proven popular with audiences throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond.
Rich’s new album,”Live at Croc an Oir“, is currently available to download on iTunes and other online outlets.
Play performed at Crocanoir.
Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Janis Ian, to name just a few.
Award winning American songwriter in concert with Melissa Greener.
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Between a deep dark-holler, a Texas road house and a Manhattan bound F-Train you’ll find singer-songwriter Melissa Greener, picking a guitar and singing her truth.
Inspired by modernist poets & 60’s Laurel Canyon, Greener’s songs are painterly, melodic, rhythmic and quirky. Her refreshingly relatable tales captivate with dynamic ranges and moody tones, in a unique language all her own. First Prize winner of the USA Songwriting Competition (folk), Greener’s latest recent release, Dwelling, was produced by John Jennings. “Be awake and alert, and you’ll grasp the Technicolor grandeur contained within Dwelling. Greener succeeds in painting superb portraits of the human condition”
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Martin Hutchinson, singer-songwriter was born into a musical family in County Kildare, Ireland.
“A restless drifter and an engaged observer with an original and unique music style” OOR (NL)
After many years of music in many different bands and projects, Martin’s musical journey has come full circle now that he has started to perform as a solo acoustic artist.
“By way of his songs, his voice, his tune-driven fingerpicking and slide-guitar Martin takes his audience on a beautiful trip through the worlds of folk, ballads, and blues.”
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Folk singer, is one of those rare commodities, a singer that gets right down to the nitty gritty of the business. Pure unadulterated voice telling a story with conviction, passion and consummate skills. He accompanies himself in the sparest, bare boned style on tenor dobro and tenor guitar.
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Niall Toner Band are a bluegrass and acoustic country music trio from the Blackstairs Mountain region of Ireland.
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