Angelina Carberry was born in Manchester, England into a County Longford musical family steeped in traditional music. Starting on the tin whistle, she later moved on onto the banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and Grandfather Kevin Carberry. Angelina moved to Galway in the late 90’s where she recorded the highly acclaimed album ‘Memories from the Holla’ with her father Peter on Accordion and John Blake on guitar and piano. Over the years, Angelina has developed a highly personal style with unique rhythmical characteristics. Her unmistakable banjo sound is captured on her solo 2005 CD, An Traidisún Beo & Pluckin’Mad 2014, which were awarded among the Irish Echo’s Top 10 CD’S of the year. Angelina has recorded two duet albums with accordion player Martin Quinn in 2003 and A Waltz for Joy in 2017 with accordion player Dan Brouder. She also guested on Dan Brouder’s cd The Lark’s Air, 2011 and accordion player Josephine Marsh’s, 2018 cd Music in the Frame. In addition to performing Angelina is also a respected music teacher and popular banjo tutor at many festivals throughout the country and abroad. She has taught master classes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University Limerick, Scoil Eigse and the Willie Clancy Summer School and toured throughout Ireland, Europe, Japan, and North America that included appearances at major festivals. Angelina has also played popular tv program’s series Fleadh Cheoil RTE, Bosca Ceol, Hup and Sé mo Laoch,TG4.
Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style from Monagae, a parish on the outskirts of Newcastle West. He learned his music in the surrounding parishes of Ardagh, Carrigkerry and Glin on the Sliabbh Luachra boundary from accordion player Donal de Barra, Athea Co. Limerick and from flute players Francis O’Connor and Donal O’Sullivan who learned their music from Peadlin Aherne, fiddle player and Pajo Gleesen flute player from the 1930’s and 40’s and whose styles are strongly bedded in West Limerick roots. He continued to learn a lot of music by ear in sessions all over Ireland. Dan plays regularly in sessions and festivals in both West Limerick and around the country. He has performed with various musicians at a number of festivals throughout the world (U.S.A., China, Russia, Spain, France, U.K., Austria, Norway, Holland, Thailand, Germany, Brussels and Italy). His influences down through the years have been Francis O’Connor, Donal O’Sullivan, Donnie Nolan, Johnny O’Leary, Finbar Dwyer, Dermot Byrne and fiddle players Connie O’Connell, Paddy Cronin, Tommy Peoples, James Cullinane and Tony Linnane. Dan is a musician held in high regard among his peers for his musical integrity and the enjoyment he passes on through the music he plays and cherishes.