Live in Folk Im Schloss 2012


Geraldine MacGowan Band


Geraldine MacGowan

Geraldine MacGowan
A Dubliner, and voice of the popular traditional group Oisín; having toured the World extensively for the last two decades, with numerous Oisín Albums and three solo CD’s to her credit, returns to the stage with a combination of musicians whose talents cross all borders. From one of the most innovative musicians Ireland has to offer, Brian O’Connor, to the “Young musician of the year 2000“, Éamonn de Barra, on to one of the most sought after Guitarists in Ireland today, Shane Mc Gowan, they are “The Geraldine Mac Gowan Band“. The quality, honesty and sheer rawness of this ensemble will undoubtedly instil a sense of Irishness in the listener.

This long awaited recording from the Geraldine Mac Gowan Band “Somewhere Along the Road“ is a rare and beautiful collection of songs, from the vaults of Irish Tradition, to the wealth of modern-day storytellers, together with newly written compositions from long time collaborator Brian O’Connor, all delivered with the confidence and grace of a true musical traveller.



Brian O'Connor - Flute, Whistles & Vocals

Brian O'Connor - Flute, Whistles & Vocals
From Dublin, a musician of the highest calibre. Former member of Oisín and son of the late and well known Irish flute player Dessie O’Connor. Brian is renowned for his unique style of playing, along with his achievements as a composer, with works ranging from scores for the State Theatre in Germany to his compositions on this latest CD.





Éamonn de Barra - Piano, Bodhrán & Vocals

Éamonn de Barra - Piano, Bodhrán & Vocals
Born in Dublin, where he now lives. He began playing music at a young age under the instruction of Seán Ó Tuama. He comes from one of the most musical homes in Ireland, where his family has a long tradition of music par excellence. Éamonn won the “Young Musician of the Year Award” for his flute and piano playing , in the 2000 grand final. He has toured Europe, America and Japan extensively.






Shane McGowan - Guitars, Bass & Vocals

Shane McGowan - Guitars, Bass & Vocals
From Sligo, is a Musician of considerable note. He is one of the most sought after Guitarists in Ireland today and has performed with some of the top Irish Musicians, most notably: Matt Molloy, John Carthy, Máirtin O’Connor and country singer Frankie Lane. Shane has been responsible for the recording and arrangement of numerous popular CD’s to date.





Donogh Hennessy - Guitars & Vocals

Donogh Hennessy - Guitars & Vocals
Donogh is one of the better-known guitarists in contemporary Irish traditional music. He was a founder member of the Irish super group "Lúnasa", for 8 years. His last album was nominated for Folk album of the year 2004 in the BBC Radio 2 Awards

Donogh has also performed and recorded with many other leading Irish bands/artists, including a four-year stint with the Sharon Shannon Band. He’s currently performing, recording and/or producing with an array of Irelands finest exponents including John Spillane, Pauline Scanlon, Gerry O’ Connor, Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Geraldine MacGowan etc., as well as The Mackenzie Project from Cape Breton, Canada