Oisín Mac Diarmada is one of Ireland's foremost fiddlers. A graduate in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin/RIAM, Oisín began playing fiddle at a young age in Co. Clare, subsequently moving to Co. Sligo and developing an additional interest in the playing style of the North Connacht region. Oisín is well known for founding in 2001 the group Téada, with whom he has recorded a number of albums. According to The Irish Echo’s Earle Hitchner, Oisín is “one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today.” Oisín has toured frequently in recent years with noted singer and accordion-player Séamus Begley, with whom he released a duo album in March 2012. A follow-up duo recording entitled "An Irish Christmas Soundscape" was released in December of that same year.
Séamus Begley, best known for his acumen with the button accordion, is also known known for Irish-language singing and his collaborations with guitarist Steve Cooney. Séamus is considered by many to be one of the finest players of the dance music of West Kerry and has a reputation for playing marathon sessions with a relentless energy sure to light up any stage. Begley hails from a famed west Kerry musical family. While he is known for his own unique style, one can still detect traces of influence from previous generations of accordion and fiddle players who came to céilí in his own family home.