Madagán are a Belfast-based band who take their name from the iconic mountain which overlooks the city, Beann Mhadagáin (Madagán’s peak). Performing on concertina, uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, flute and vocals, the music of this dynamic four-piece is driven by Belfast’s thriving music scene. Expect songs in Irish and English, and traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland and beyond, alongside new compositions and arrangements.
Jason O’Rourke (concertina)
A highly-respected concertina player with six albums to his name; published composer and writer. Jason has brought his unique style of concertina playing to audiences in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
Maria Rafferty (flute, vocals)
Teacher of Irish music and song, former member of the traditional Irish band Ogham and a fluent Irish speaker.
Conor Lamb (uilleann pipes and whistles)
Founding member of Réalta who has performed on pipes and whistles throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as for prestigious theatre productions and film scores.
Deirdre Galway (guitar)
Founding member of Réalta who has worked throughout Europe and Asia as an arranger and accompanist for instrumentalists, singers and dancers.