Goitse

About

The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year,” Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year,” as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.


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Areas of Representation: The Americas, UK, Australia/NZ, Asia

Biography

*Goitse (Go-wit-cha) is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here.’

The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year,” Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year,” as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.

Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year-round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France, and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan, and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can.

Together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”

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Press

“Sprightly instrumentals with exciting and unexpected twists topped off with winsome vocals.”  – fRoots Magazine


“This act is now so polished and professional it is no wonder that they are one of the most popular acts on the international festival circuit.”  – Chicago Irish American News


 They have cornered the market in scalpel-like rhythms and gloriously spacious set pieces.” – The Irish Times


“Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”  ~ Irish Music Magazine


“This mix of gentle grace and gloves-off grit is becoming a hallmark of Goitse’s recordings.”  – Living Tradition


“Scintillating, graceful, soaring music…”  – FolkWorld


“[They’re] that locked glass case up on the top shelf,” said professor James Holleman, chair of the music department. “I’m just amazed.” – The Collegian, Hillsdale College, MI

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