Trian

2018 Acts

Trian

Trian brings together three musicians, fiddler Liz Carroll, accordionist Billy McComiskey, and guitarist/singer Dáithí Sproule, who are at the very pinnacle of the Celtic music genre. Liz Carroll is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding Irish fiddlers of all time. She won the All-Ireland Senior title at just 18 years old, is a 1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow, and has been nominated for a Grammy. Additionally, Carroll’s outstanding compositions are played and loved by musicians throughout the world. Billy McComiskey is a world-renowned accordion, or “box,” player and composer who was taught by the great Sean McGlynn, a master of the East Galway style of Irish traditional music. McComiskey won the All-Ireland Senior title in 1986, and in 2016 became an NEA National Heritage Fellow. Dáithí Sproule, a member of the Irish supergroup Altan, is a fine singer in both Irish and English and is one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music.