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FULL SET

All accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet create a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots. In recent years this young group has received much critical acclaim, even being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. FullSet are set to thrill audiences throughout the world.

Following the tremendous success of their debut album “Notes At Liberty”, FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. In October 2011 they were honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. Having been shortlisted along with 12 other groups in 4 different categories ahead of a field of almost 800 other groups and artists. As well as this, in 2012 FullSet were honoured to receive “Best New Group Award” from the well respected Irish American News as well as “Best New Comer” in Bill Margeson’s Live Ireland Awards.


JANIE REDMOND

A native to Dublin, is one of Ireland’s most dynamic young button accordion players. Under the tuition of Sligo’s John Regan and well-known flute player June McCormack, she has achieved numerous solo All-Ireland titles in both accordion and melodeon. Having graduated from St. Patrick’s College of Education in Irish and Music she has attained a rich traditional style influenced by Irish music legend Joe Burke. Janine has also toured extensively throughout America, Latvia, China, Japan, Poland, France and Australia. She has performed with the renowned music and dance group Brú Ború in Cashel, Co. Tipperary and was also a featured artist on RTE’s Bloom of Youth.

 

MICHAEL HARRISON

Tipperary man, Michael Harrison, is a grandson of well-known fiddle player Aggie Whyte, and is one of the top young Irish fiddlers playing today.Studying under Brendan Larrissey of traditional Irish group “Arcady”, Michael has developed a fluent and free-flowing style of playing, highly influenced by the tradition of East Galway. He is a three-time All-Ireland fiddle champion in both underage and senior competitions. He has toured extensively around the world visiting Japan (EXPO) China, Australia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Britain and America and has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Seán O’Sé (Ceoiltóirí Chualann) and Brendan McGlinchey. He has made several radio and television appearances including Geantraí with Gerry “Banjo” O’Connor (Four Men programme in 2008.

MARTINO VACCA

Originally from a small town in the Northwest of Italy, Martino Vacca moved to the city of Limerick in 2005. He began playing music on the flute at the tender age of 4 and ten years later took up the Uilleann Pipes. He was heavily exposed to Irish music from a young age and grew up listening to such groups as Planxty and Moving Hearts. Martino cites his father, a prolific harpist and professional musician, as his biggest musical influence. In 2009, he was awarded the All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. He graduated with a Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance in 2011 and has since returned as a tutor to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Martino has toured extensively with Comhaltas and has also performed on stage with some of the biggest names in music including Carlos Nunez.

 

EAMONN MOLONEY

Hailing from the village of Newport in Co. Tipperary, Eamonn Moloney is one of Ireland’s finest young flute & bodhrán players. In 2008 he graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick where he studied under the tutelage of Professor Micheál Ó Suilleabháin, Niall Keegan, Sandra Joyce and many others. Since then Eamonn has performed extensively on the Irish music circuit touring Europe, America and Asia and has been lucky enough to share the stage with some of Ireland's finest exponents of traditional music including The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Zoe Conway and Cathy Jordan. He is a founding member and flute player with the Five Counties Céilí Band and has also performed and toured with several different music and dance productions such as the Irish Harp Orchestra and Celtic Legends.

 

ANDREW MEENEY

Andrew Meeney from Rathmines Co. Dublin, is an extremely talented young guitar player. Primarily self-taught, Andrew has acquired a powerful rhythmic style of playing. He has become well known on the session circuit around Ireland by playing at many festivals and featuring on radio broadcasts such as RTE’s Céilí House, presented by Kieran Hanrahan. Having studied music in D.I.T. Andrew has gone on to perform on the world stage with Fergal O’Murchu’s widely acclaimed music and dance show “Ragús”. He has also performed at “The World Fleadh” and was an artist at “Bal De Europe” in France. Andrew cites, among others, Steve Cooney, Jim Murray, Alec Finn and Andy Irvine as his main influences.