The Maguires all started playing traditional Irish music at a young age and music became the focus of family life in the Maguire household. As the children’s musical ability developed and their repertoires expanded, the joy of ensemble playing unleashed a whole new range of musical possibilities. Not only was it important to play a tune here and there, it was important to sit down with the rest of the family and arrange tunes into sets of tunes which worked well together and to introduce variations and harmonies into the sets. The Maguire kids are all multi-instrumentalists and with a variety of influences from their various teachers in different instruments, there’s never a shortage of new material to work on.
Their debut album released in December 2016 and of the 11 tracks, 6 are original compositions. They work hard to bring you a blend of classic traditional tunes and modern tunes with syncopated, infectious rhythms, arranged with thrilling crescendos and delivered with youthful energy and musical maturity. The band’s range of instruments includes fiddle, concertina, flute, uilleann pipes, whistle, bodhrán, guitar and piano.
Check out this video of Seán that went viral from TradFest TempleBar (which by the way is the festival that's coming over to Irish Fest for our exclusive showcase!) - he's only 10 and playing a killer bodhran solo!
The Maguires Festival Schedule