Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one terrific group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers  have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. and although still in their 20’s and 30’s, they are unique amongst their peers in Ireland.  They are world and Irish national champions in their disciplines while some are also  holders of Masters Degrees in Music.

Following a four month tour of North America ,The Young Irelanders  will undertake a two month tour of China followed by several dates across Europe.

If you want to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don’’t miss the opportunity to get to see this sensational act. The future of Ireland’ s culture is undoubtedly in safe hands with The Young Irelanders.  

Members of the Irish Cultural Academy  have performed  across 6 continents and for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland,  U.S. Presidents and royalty such as Prince Albert of Monaco.  Members have also performed at Beijing Opera House, Sydney Opera House, the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, The Kennedy and Lincoln Centres amongst many other internationally recognised venues. 

The Young Irelanders are:

Eoghan O Ceannabhain – Flute, Concertina & Vocals

Jayne Pomplas- Fiddle

Laura Callaghan – Banjo & Vocals  

Barry Lyons – Bodhràn, Guitar & Vocals

Hugh Kennedy Accordion

Ian Kinsella  – Guitar & Vocals

Joe Duffey – Dancer

Ayla Reid – Dancer

“It sometimes disheartens me when audiences outside of Ireland don’t get a chance to see and hear what our Irish culture is really about but are instead fed a derivative of the real thing. When I put this group together I had a very clear objective; to find young performers who were evidently amongst the best exponents of Irish traditional music, song & dance in the world today. I am not exaggerating when I say I found them. I cannot imagine someone disputing this fact or hearing from someone who isn’t taken aback by the sheer talent inherent in this group. The task now will be to ensure as many people as possible are given the opportunity to witness the brilliance of these phenomenal performers.”

     Eric Cunningham [Producer]
‘Ability in Abundance’ Irish Independent

The Young Irelanders was formed not only to merge the significant creative ideas and talents of a select group of young Irish performers who are unique amongst their peers but also in the hope that given their combined youthfulness and ability, their existence in the music business would act as a catalyst in attracting more young people to the world of traditional Irish music at home in Ireland and through out the world.

The sound the band creates is best described as eclectic, where traditional Irish music, celtic music, folk music, world music, jazz music, country music and popular music all come together to give rise to a very unique and multi-faceted sound.

If you want to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don’’t miss the opportunity to get to see this sensational act. The future of Ireland’ s culture is undoubtedly in safe hands with The Young Irelanders.

THE YOUNG IRELANDERS – MAKING OLD TRADITIONS NEW