Beoga is a traditional band based in County Antrim. Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordians of Seán Óg Graham and Damian McKee, along with four times All-Ireland bodhran champion Eamon Murray and pianist Liam Bradley. While they have recently added one of Ireland's premier young singers, Niamh Dunne, to the fold, their debut CD, A Lovely Madness was recorded before her arrival in the band.
The bedrock of Beoga's music lies firmly within the Irish tradition, but 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 traditional sound. With a repertoire of fresh self-penned tunes and inventive arrangements, their debut album A Lovely Madness has earned a 9/10 in Ireland's Hot Press magazine and was in the list of Top Trad/Folk Albums of the year.
"...marvelous energy...a wonderful, wonderful album." - Bill Margeson, Irish American News
"Individually talented, collectively inspired!" - The Irish Times
"...madcap genius, master craftsmen." - Irish Music Magazine
"For finesse, fire, and flirtatious fun, this album is an overflowing treat, and among Irish bands launched in this new millennium...promising to watch." - Earle Hitchner, The Irish Echo