The Hogan Duo
Brian Hogan and Aoife Kelly have both been playing music from an early age, and over the years, have shared the stage with a variety of artists. Together they are the Hogan Duo.
Brian Hogan first joined his father’s group at the age of ten and formed many bands after. He joined Kíla, highly regarded as Ireland’s most innovative contemporary folk and new world artists.
Aoife Kelly is a fiddle player from Co. Kildare has been involved in music from as far back as she can remember. Her influences range from traditional Irish music to classical to gypsy jazz to rock to country. The diversity of her interests has led her sharing the stage with an extremely eclectic variety of groups and artists, such as Christy Moore, The Chieftains, The Dropkick Murphy’s, Kodaline and Kila as well as numerous international tours and recording stints in Nashville. In more recent times, she is concentrating on expanding her repertoire to other genres such as house and techno music by working with a variety of Irish based DJs such as Al Gibbs, all the while remaining true to her classical and traditional Irish foundations.
From emerging bands, to céilí groups and dancers, industry innovators and their established contemporaries, this year sees over 300 artists & filmmakers premier newly filmed performances, covering the breadth of Ireland and the scope of its talents.
It’s a bumper year for Trad at St. Patrick’s Festival 2021.
A celebration of our most treasured performers, this programme commemorates the rich history of traditional music while looking forward to the future and recognising some of the industry’s most innovative artists. SPF TV audiences are invited to join the party, from intimate sessions to foot stomping céilí bands, this is an opportunity to delve deep into Ireland’s wealth of traditional music.
All St Patrick’s Festival events can be viewed on SPF TV on the festival’s website: www.stpatricksfestival.ie/spftv