Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He plays in a number of projects including: duets with Rushad Eggleston (cellist), Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich (fiddle, viola and sean nós dancer), Liam O Connor (fiddle), Caoimhín O Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore) and Liam Ó Maonlaí (singer and multi-instrumentalist); a trio entitled ‘Concertina’ (with Noel Hill and Jack Talty); and with the band Ré. He is the founder of Airt and the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series in Galway and Dublin. His debut solo album, released in May 2017, has received critical acclaim amassing seven 5-star reviews to date (e.g., ★★★★★ in Irish Times, Folking and Irish Echo). He is currently the artist in the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim (November to mid February) and will be the traditional artist in residence in the National Concert Hall in April 2018.