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‘One of the most captivating players I’ve heard in years.’ IRISH ECHO

Eamon Murray from Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Ireland is one of the most respected bodhrán players in Irish music. He is described by Johnny McDonagh (De Dannan/Arcady) as “the future of bodhrán playing”, and by the Irish Echo’s Earle Hitchner as “one of the most captivating bodhrán players I’ve heard in years”.

Eamon’s creativity and cutting edge style are a major influence on young bodhrán players today and he has conducted master classes throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Australasia. He is equally in demand as a recording artist and live performer. Eamon has performed with many renowned artists including Solas, Cara Dillon, the BBC Ulster Orchestra, Brian Finnegan, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Kevin Burke, Laura Cortese and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin to name but a few.

He began playing at the tender age of 8 and through his youth received numerous accolades including a commendation at the prestigious ‘Young musician of the year’ final in 2004. Eamon has held the All-Ireland Bodhrán title on four occasions and at the age of 16 he co-founded the Irish group Beoga, a band described by the Wall Street Journal ‘as the most exciting band to emerge from Ireland this century’. With Beoga and other artists he continues to perform professionally to audiences all over the world.