Just in time for St. Patrick’s, Irish supergroup Beoga has released a new album titled Live At 10: The 10th Anniversary Concert (CD+DVD). Beoga are joined by a cast of star guests in a gala concert showcasing their award winning material from four studio albums. This outstanding performance captures Beoga at their virtuosic best.
The DVD contains a full 93 minute concert recorded in stereo and in 5.1 Surround Sound plus over 80 minutes of extras, including highlights from Beoga’s debut concert in 2002 and five behind-the-scenes tour diaries filmed over several years.
Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The foundation of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition, however they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style tango jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe.
The band consists of the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley, four time All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray and Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.