Mossie hails from Co. Roscommon and is a leading exponent of the music of North Connaught. He is a much sought after teacher and currently runs a music school in in Drumshambo. He is also a member of the Dartry Céilí Band.
Cathal Ó Curráin
As Gaoth Dobhair ó dhúchas, bíonn an-tóir go deo ar Chathal mar cheoltóir, mar mhúinteoir ceoil agus mar amhránaí traidisiúnta. Tá go leor ceoil taifeadta aige le blianta beaga anuas – an t-albam is déanaí ‘Cosán Ceoil’ a d’fhoilsigh sé in 2022. Tá cuid mhaith den domhain siúlta aige ag seinm le cairde agus le grúpaí ceoil ar nós The Friels Sisters agus The Conifers.
From Borrisokane, Keelan is undoubtedly one of the most prodigious accordion players to emerge on the scene for some time. Keelan won the All-Ireland Senior Bosca Ceoil competition in Mullingar in 2022, having won in every age category from under 12 onwards.
From Adare in Co. Limerick, Derek is one of Ireland’s finest accordion players and teachers. Derek has toured and taught extensively throughout his career and has recently released his self-titled solo album ‘Derek Hickey’, a masterpiece in Irish traditional music.
From Ballintogher, Co. Sligo June has established herself as one of Ireland’s finest flute players and teachers. June has published two flute tutorial books in recent years and has a number of commercial recordings to her credit, most recently, ‘Draíocht: Tobar an Cheoil’ with her husband Michael Rooney.
Limerick native Patsy has been immersed in the traditional music scene in the English Midlands, where he now lives, for many years. An All-Ireland champion in 1977 he is a great player, teacher and wonderful addition to the Féile.
From Ballymote in County Sligo, Caoimhe is part of the Collis musical dynasty and a fine exponent of a re-emerging Sligo style of Traditional Fiddle playing. Caoimhe won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney competition in 2017 and the Senior All Ireland Fiddle competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018.
Another member of the Kearins’ family from Ballymote Co. Sligo. Cian is highly versatile and is no stranger to Féile Chois Cuain, having previously given workshops on flute, whistle and singing.
From Co. Clare, Aisling is a multi-award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. Aisling has toured extensively both as a solo artist on harp and concertina and as a member of various musical groups. She released her solo harp album ‘Aistear’ in 2021 and ‘Finding Calm’ with her group Harpanno in March 2023.
Becky Ni Éallaithe
Is ceoltóir traidisiúnta agus damhsóir ar an sean-nós í Becky, as na hAille, Indreabhán, i gCois Fharraige. Bhain sí a céim amach sa cheol traidisiúnta agus sa Ghaeilge ó Ollscoil Luimnigh in 2022 agus bíonn an-tóir uirthi mar mhúinteoir ag féilte ceoil ar fud na tíre agus thar lear.
Máirtín Tom Sheáinín Mac Donnacha
Amhránaí agus múinteoir ar an sean-nós den chéad scoth ó Leitir Calaidh, Gaeltacht Chonamara, é Máirtín. Thug sé leis Corn Uí Riada faoi dhó agus tá duaiseanna agus gradaim iomadúla eile bainte amach aige mar amhránaí ar an sean-nós síos tríd na blianta.
Gearóid Ó Dubháin
Tá clú agus cáil ar theaghlach Uí Dhubháin as An Aird Mhór i gCill Chiaráin de bharr a chumas damhsa ar an sean-nós agus de bharr a chuid ceoil. Tá stáitsí na hÉireann roinnte ag Gearóid le cuid de na hamhránaithe agus na ceoltóirí traidisiúnta is fearr dá bhfuil ann agus bíonn tarraingt air mar mhúinteoir ag féilte ar fud na tíre.
Pádraig & Róisín McEneany
From Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, Pádraig and Róisín are two of Ireland’s foremost set dance tutors and they are in demand worldwide. Pádraig & Roisin have been coming to Féile for many years now and are firm favourites among the West Mayo set dance enthusiasts.