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Barra Mc Allister

Barra Mc Allister | Electric CéilíFlute

Barra McAllister was born in Portmarnock Co. Dublin in 1982, after attending school there; he studied traditional music performance while on the ceoltoir course. Barra has won numerous competitions throughout his life including county, provincial and all Ireland titles in solo, Céilí band and group, and has also toured England, Scotland, and the United States with Ceoltas Ceoltoirí Eireann. Barra has travelled extensively with many other performers and bands including Trostan (Vjylandi folk festival, Estonia). He also plays with singer Damien Dempsey, supporting Bob Dylan in Pearce stadium Galway, among other concerts. . Barra currently works as a session musician in Ireland and is currently working on his first album with long time collaborator and partner in crime Andy Leighton.(fiddle player on the Bulmer’s commercial)

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