Bellowing Mad : Bellowing Mad is a collection of musicians based in Cork City. Some say they gained their otherworldly talent from a shady deal with the devil, some say they sold their souls to get their instruments, everybody says they are Bellowing Mad for trad!
Bellowing Mad is made up of; Ciara O' Leary Fitzpatrick from Killavullen in North Cork on Concertina. Ciara with the fortune of having a music teacher for a mother has been learning music from the age of four. Learning from the best that North Cork has to offer she then moved up the ranks to study in CIT School of Music in Cork where she gained a Masters in Music Performance.
Orla Rutherford from Mallow in Co. Cork started out at the age of three with her very first fiddle. She is now studying for a degree in Irish Music and Dance in the University of Limerick after galavanting in Sweden and Argentina for the past year where she learned some very questionable tunes.
Brian Hanlon arrived in Cork with no recollection of leaving his hometown of Boston with nothing but his guitar and a mixture of pop, RnB and Rock songs in his head. After his childhood of playing Irish music in his parent's pub he is naturally attracted to Trad sessions, but is very often overcome with the urge to sing songs of different genre's, well mainly because he's asked to!
Bellowing Mad play an exciting range of staunchly long established, and weirdly wonderful traditional Irish music.