Piaras Ó Lorcáin, Megan McGinley & Jack Warnock

Piaras Ó Lorcáin, Megan McGinley & Jack Warnock

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 10.00pm


Doors: 10pm
Festival club is back! Enjoy the festivities until the early hours of the morning as Piaras Ó Lorcáin, Megan McGinley & Jack Warnock take to the stage.

Piaras Ó Lorcáin hails from Crossmaglen in County Armagh. He has been singing pretty much since he could talk but began singing competitively at the age of 8. His singing has afforded him great accolades and unique opportunities, most notably winning the Corn Sheosamh Uí Eanaigh at the Oireachtas in 2016, performing at Gradam Ceoil in 2017 and lifting trophies in both Irish and English singing in Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in every age category he has competed in.
Piaras loves nothing better than sitting to the wee small hours at a singing session, keen to learn and work on tailoring his craft. Piaras has gained a great deal of advice and tutelage from some of the best singers in Ireland, including Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin and Bláithín Mhic Cana, and he continues to grow in his knowledge and love for his art. His first solo EP was launched in February 2023.

Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Maghera, Co. Derry.

Throughout his career Jack has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and in groups such as TRODA, Cóiriú and The Doc Flock. He has performed at events, festivals, and venues across the world. In recent years Jack has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award, won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and received the ‘Young Musician’s Platform’ award from ACNI and BBC NI. He released his debut album Le Solas Faoithine in September 2022.

From Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltach, Megan McGinley grew up surrounded with songs and music from her area, her great-grandad, Joe Jack being a well-known fiddle player of the area and her grandmother, and her siblings are also singers. She is an Ulster champion in senior fiddle, a finalist in the All-Ireland Fleadh and took part in Sruth, a series broadcast on TG4 & BBC Alba, where Megan collaborated with one of traditional music’s most established figures, Phil Cunningham. She currently studies Irish Music at the University of Limerick and is active performing at festivals and sessions around Ireland and has teaching experience in her local community.

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Published by Belfast TradFest on 1 February 2024

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