Irish violinist Darragh Morgan has collaborated with many leading composers including Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Michael Nyman, Sir John Tavener, Gavin Bryars, Kevin Volans and Michael Finnissy. He has made numerous concerto appearances across the world, and is a member of the Fidelio Trio with whom he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Casa da Musica Porto and Symphony Space New York. Darragh has recorded over 25 CDs for labels including NMC, Naxos, Delphian, Mode, Black Box and Nimbus. He is professor of violin and chamber music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Tunde Jegede is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who is uniquely placed between the worlds of Contemporary Classical and African Classical Music. He plays and performs on the Cello, Kora (West African Harp Lute), Piano and Percussion.
Brian OhUiginn is an uilleann piper and whistle player from Dublin. He has performed extensively in Ireland and abroad, both with traditional and contemporary bands and as a solo performer. His main formative influences have been the Gaelic song traditions, of Ireland and in particular of Scotland, and the music of various Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton players.
Rattle on the Stovepipe are Dave Arthur (5-string banjo, melodeon, guitar, vocals), Pete Cooper (fiddle and vocals) and Dan Stewart (5-string banjo, guitar and vocals). They’ve gained an enthusiastic folk club following with their mix of traditional songs, ballads and dance tunes from the British Isles and the Appalachian Mountains. Their 2006 CD with Chris Moreton, ‘Eight More Miles’ (Wild Goose, WGS 333), and the 2009 ‘No Use in Cryin’ with Dan Stewart has spread their reputation more widely.
Billy Hill has been playing folk fiddle since he was seven, and learns with Pete Cooper. (He loves the bluesy, syncopated Appalachian stuff best + Cajun music and anything by Aidan O’Rourke.) He’s been performing in festivals and folk clubs for the last three years, and has won several awards and competitions, including Battle of the Buskers (People’s Choice).