The Willoughby Brothers
Richie, Des, Sammy, Robbie, Johnny and Jerome, hail from Coolboy, Co. Wicklow. Six brothers, with just over a decade between the eldest and youngest, singing in harmony is what makes this act all the more special. Their passion for singing and performing combined with a genuine closeness which is very clear to see in their live shows, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, a love they carried with them through the years into adulthood. Credit must be given to their father Richard, and their late mother Breda, for nurturing and encouraging these gifts from an early age and introducing them to a world of music and entertainment.
Last week the six brothers who hail from Coolboy, Co Wicklow had the honour of performing at Áras an Uachtaráin by invite of President Higgins, and in recent months the brothers have made a big impression on the international music scene particularly in the U.S having completed a number of tours that proved very popular with U.S audiences. They are also planning a live DVD recording and are currently in talks with a prominent U.S TV network regarding a TV Special.
Their performing highlights to date include their live performance of the title song at the 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival before a TV audience of 1.2 million, and in 2012 they had the honour of singing in Croke Park at the All-Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Galway. They have also appeared on a number of other TV and Radio shows including RTE’S ‘Up For The Match the Derek Mooney Show, the Marty Morrissey Show and the John Murray Show on Radio 1. They have also performed at the GAA Ladies All-Star Awards and the National GAA Handball Awards.
Audiences of a Willoughby Brothers show can expect to be treated to an evening of music featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs, including the hit song ’Where The Blarney Roses Grow’ Their intricate and melodic harmonies are what makes this show stand out. Their shows have something for all lovers of music and will take the audience on an emotive musical journey.
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The Maguire Band
The Maguire Band is a family trad band from Wicklow Town which has been taking the traditional music world by storm over the past year, with the highlight being a live performance on The Ray D’Arcy Show in May 2016. Their performances always feature a bodhrán solo from Seán, who is only 11 years old and has had an internet viral hit with a video of one of his solos, which has been viewed online an estimated half a million times across various sites. The band has performed in 14 different counties in Ireland, covering all four provinces.
They recently got their first international booking for a weekend in Amsterdam in January 2016. The band’s repertoire includes traditional favourites and modern tunes with syncopated, infectious rhythms, all delivered with a blend of youthful energy and musical maturity. Over the past two years, the band has been writing their own tunes, many of which feature in their performances.
They are currently working on their debut album which they will start recording in August 2016, with an anticipated release date late in 2016. You can find out more about The Maguire Band on their website – http://maguireband.com – or on their Facebook page, which has over 14k followers.