Date: Saturday 3rd February 2024.
Location: Newport National School.
Caoilte Ó Cuanaigh
Caoilte is a young musician from Achill Island, Co. Mayo. He plays guitar, mandolin, and uilleann pipes, among other instruments. Caoilte became immersed in the traditional music scene through sessions held around Mayo in his youth, and formed the traditional Irish group ‘Siar’ with musicians from Achill and Newport in 2017. With Siar, he has played in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Tron Theatre in Glasgow. Mentored by his father Steve Cooney, Caoilte has developed a unique style of guitar playing that emphasises rhythm and melodic accompaniment. He has had the pleasure of playing with Martin Hayes, Dermot Byrne, and Stockton’s Wing, among many others. Caoilte is currently studying Popular Music in the Cork School of Music.