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Blas Ceoil - Biographies

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Éamon McElholm, Matt McGlinn & Martin Brunsden
Éamon McElholm

Eamon McElholm
Eamon was born and raised in County Tyrone in the North of Ireland. He was brought up playing all types of music from Irish traditional to rock and classical and so when it came to writing his own material he had plenty of influences in the melting pot. For the last few years he has been heavily involved with well-known American/ Irish band Solas who although based in America, spend much of the time touring all over the world. Prior to joining Solas, Eamon worked with Irish band 'Stockton's Wing' as singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has also worked with many others including Cathal Hayden, Dezi Donnelly and Mike McGoldrick. Playing a mixture of instrumental roots music alongside his own original songs.

Whilst living in Manchester as a student a number of years ago, Eamon was awarded the Performing Rights Society/John Lennon Songwriters award. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Popular Music and Recording from University College Salford. The course was one of the first of its type in Europe and employed people George Martin "The Fifth Beatle" as lecturers.

As well as writing songs, Eamon has written numerous instrumental pieces that have been recorded by many Irish groups and artists. He plays guitar, piano and cello and frequently appears on other artists' albums. He has toured extensively throughout the world performing in music venues and concert halls. Recent albums include “Waiting for an echo,” “Another Day,” “Reunion” – Solas and “Letting Go” – Stockton’s Wing.

Martin Brunsden
Double bassist Martin Brunsden - a regular to listeners of BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4, has worked Hothouse Flowers, Danny Thompson, Mary Black, Guy Chambers, Kila and P.J. Harvey.
He played solo dijeridu for Ronnie Scott at his famous Soho Club, has played Glastonbury Festival mainstage - both as a solo act and with Hothouse Flowers. He made a guest appearance with Danny Thompson on the last John Martyn tour - and has played on many and varied recordings over the last fifteen years. Martin Has also composed music for Film, Television and Radio.

Matt McGlinn
Also from Omagh, Matt McGlinn comes from a well known musical family and has been playing guitar from an early age. Currently working with the exciting new rock band “Freerider,” Matt has been busy in recent months writing and recording on a number of projects. He has a unique style and has been influenced by a wide range of music which is clearly evident in his playing.



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