Brian Mc Grath, Banjo, Ceol na Coille Summer School 2019, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath – Banjo

Brian McGrath comes from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, an area steeped in traditional music. Brian’s first professional work was with Dervish. He then joined Four Men And A Dog and played on the award-winning album Barking Mad. Moving on in his career, Brian accompanied Noel Hill, Paul Brock, and Frankie Gavin, among others, before joining the Sean Keane Band as pianist. Brian then joined De Dannan, where he stayed till the band broke up in 2003. Brian now plays with At The Racket, and is much sought after as a session musician on piano, banjo, and mandolin. He has toured extensively, playing with all the biggest names in Irish traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill, John Carty, Matt Molloy, Paul Brock, Charlie Lennon, Joe Burke, Sean Maguire, Brian Rooney, Cathal Hayden, Joe Derrane, Arty McGlynn, Alec Finn, Alan Kelly, Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell, Tommy Fleming, Steve Cooney, and Eleanor Shanley.