If you're wondering how to pronounce his name, try "Kwee-veen Oh Rye Alla" on for size. It's not quite right, but as a first attempt it's not too shabby.
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in various duos, and as a member of two bands, The Gloaming and This is How we Fly. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made ffteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. Caoimhín is known as a collaborator, having worked with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Amiina and Vincent Moon. He has made music for theatre and flm, including music for the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn and Volker Schlondorff's Return to Montauk.
"the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad" - Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo, USA
"the missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze" - Nick Kelly, Irish Independent