Monday 19 March 2018

WATCH: Family trad band hits new heights after 10 year-old's bodhrán solo goes viral

Maguire Band

Séan Maguire (10) plays the bodhrán in the Maguire band along with his two sisters Emma (16) and Aoife (14) and his father, Philip.

The Maguires are a four piece family trad band from Wicklow and they all started playing traditional Irish music at a young age - and music became the focus of family life in the Maguire household.

The two girls play five instruments so Philip said “there’s never a shortage of new material to work on”.

“We love all musical genres, but traditional Irish music comes first,” he said.

'This is a video we recorded at our album launch at Temple Bar Tradfest in January and it's had over 200k views on our Facebook page,' Philip added.

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