“Playing Irish traditional music on concertina and uilleann pipes, this young, energetic duo boasts musical expression beyond their years. Their playing stands as a powerful embodiment of tradition, coupled with sheer musical passion.”
Caroline and Tom both grew up in houses filled with traditional music. From a young age, Caroline was exposed to the richness of West Limerick and Sliabh Luachra traditional music, an influence which has become the cornerstone of her uniquely vibrant, passionate and emotive style of concertina playing. With an Irish father and French mother, Tom gained his musicality through osmosis, born and raised in a rich environment of Irish music. Inspired by the traveling style of piping, his rhythmic playing is powerful and daring.
Since they began playing together in 2010, while both studying at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Tom and Caroline have toured extensively, performing around Europe, Canada, America and Australasia. Their music reflects their personalities, fun, vibrant and filled with heart and soul.
Previous performances include:
Woodford Folk Festival, AUSTRALIA, Aukland Folk Festival, NEW ZEALAND, Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio, USA, The Celtic Roots Festival, Ontario, CANADA, Le Bono Winter School, Brittany, FRANCE, The Salmon Leap Festival, Leixlip, IRELAND, The Doolin Folk Festival, Clare, IRELAND Fleadh Cheoil
Their touring schedules have also included extensive tours of France, and Canada, performing and teaching Irish traditional music. On a local level, Tom and Caroline are both prominent musicians in Dingle, Co. Kerry, where they live and perform regularly. They have just released their first duet album “Never Say Goodbye, Say Good Luck” which has already received critical acclaim.