CAOIMHÍN O RAGHAILLAIGH performs the song "WHAT WHAT WHAT" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY JOANNE COLLINS
PRODUCED BY JOHN HOUGH & JOANNE COLLINS
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh plays traditional and contemporary folk music on Hardanger d'Amore and other fiddles.
In addition to being an established solo artist, he performs with two groups The Gloaming and This is How we Fly, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien & Brendan Begley, a trio with Martin Hayes & Peadar Ó Riada, and as part of many other collaborative projects.
Caoimhín's distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in both the sound of the flat-pitch uilleann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare. A proclivity for tuning the fiddle below concert pitch and a tendency to play on two strings simultaneously had already given him a unique and distinctive sound when he first encountered the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, which has since become his chosen instrument. He plays an unusual 10-string instrument made by Salve Håkedal, which lies somewhere between a traditional hardanger and a viola d'amore. The bows he uses are equally beautiful: baroque and transitional bows made by French bowmaker, Michel Jamonneau.
He has released twelve CDs to date: two solo albums, Music for an Elliptical Orbit (2014) & Where the One-Eyed Man is King (2007); a duo album with Dan Trueman, Laghdú (2014); two eponymous albums with the groups The Gloaming (2014) & This is How we Fly (2013); Deadly Buzz (2011) & Kitty Lie Over (2003) with Mick O'Brien; A Moment of Madness (2010) with Brendan Begley; Triúr Omós (2013), Triúr Arís (2012) & Triúr sa Draighean (2010) with Martin Hayes and Peadar Ó Riada; and Comb Your Hair and Curl It (2010) with Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Catherine McEvoy.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
JO COLL PRODUCTIONS, TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE
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