Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Tin Whistle, Guitar, Bouzouki

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Caoimhín Ó Fearghail is a multi-instrumentalist who comes from An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht. He started to learn the tin whistle and uilleann pipes at an early age, and is mostly self-taught on flute, guitar, and bouzouki. He is influenced by the many great traditional musicians and singers from his home area, as well as numerous others he has met all over the country and abroad.

Caoimhín was the 2012 recipient of the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award (Gradam Ceoil TG4). In September 2013, he was featured on a Music Network tour with Noel Hill and Liam O’Connor called ‘Bellows, Bridge & Bow’. In 2014, he joined the group Caladh Nua as guitar player and has toured extensively with them. Caoimhín has performed on various instruments with other well-known groups as well, such as Danú, Piper’s Union, and Skipper’s Alley.

He has been featured on a number of albums in recent years. In 2013, Caoimhín recorded the album Lá ag Ól Uisce with his brother, Seán, and Tomás Ó Gealbháin. In 2018, he recorded an album called Flute & Fiddle with fiddler Paddy Tutty from nearby Dungarvan. His latest album is a solo pipes album simply called Uilleann Piping from County Waterford, which is part of NPU’s ‘Ace & Deuce of Piping’ series.

Caoimhín was recently awarded Best Folk Instrumentalist in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.

A frequent teacher and performer, he has taught and performed solo and with groups all over Ireland, the USA, the UK, Europe, Newfoundland, and New Zealand.

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