Promotional picture of Beoga. Picture: Ruth Medjber.
Beoga returns to Limerick after supporting Ed Sheeran Irish performances
Dolans Presents is proud to announce the return of Beoga, the internationally respected exponents of Irish music, to Limerick city. They will return to Limerick to perform in Dolans Warehouse on September 22nd.
The announcement comes on the back of recent news of the band’s selection as the support act on Ed Sheeran’s Irish tour.
Since the birth of Beoga in 2002, the band has expanded the vocabulary of Irish Music with a unique accent of its own. They are now firmly established as one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music.
They describe themselves as “Four Nordy lads and a Limerick lass beating out the new wave trad”.
With five albums to their credit to date, Beoga has always pushed the boundaries of the Irish trad sound by embracing everything from bluesy riffs to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe.
The band’s connection to Limerick is Niamh Dunne. Originally one of Beoga’s early fans, Dunne hails from a long heritage of traditional Irish musicians and is the daughter of renowned piper Mickey Dunne. She is a graduate of the Irish World Academy in Limerick.
A chance university meeting led to Niamh Dunne being enveloped into the Beoga World.
In recent years, the group have toured the world, released several albums and experienced things they’d never dreamed of doing, such as performing at BBC’s Proms in the Park.
The Wall Street Journal even heralded them as, “The most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.”
Speaking at the announcement Mick Dolan said: “Dolans have a long association with both Niamh Dunne and the Beoga team. This is one of the most exciting traditional Irish music groups to come out of Ireland in many years. Their recent success on the International stage is well and truly deserved. We look forward to welcoming Beoga back to Limerick in September. It really will be a must-see gig”.
2017 saw Beoga tick off an enviable list of accomplishments from their shared bucket list.
The band came to international attention when they collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album ‘÷’. After it shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Nancy Mulligan’ – accumulated over 687 million streams at Spotify.
The success of the Ed Sheeran association has seen the band feature on their first chart-topping hit in Ireland. They have featured as guest artists during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, have secured a debut appearance on Top of the Pops and most recently were chosen as the opening act as part of Sheeran’s Irish concert dates.
Tickets for Beoga’s Limerick performance are on sale now and can be purchased online.
“In Beoga, the Irish music world found another prodigy… madcap genius, master craftsmen” – Irish Music Magazine
“a heady, virtually head-spinning sonic blend, stamping Beoga as perhaps the most audacious Irish band rooted in trad today” – New York’s Irish Echo
“Beoga have energy, drive, intelligent creativity, wit and real musicianship. This is the freshest take on the tradition” Irish American News
“innovative as Celtic music mavericks Solas and Lunasa” – Boston Globe
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