Eoghan Neff

Eoghan Neff is an improvisational avant-garde Irish fiddle-player, composer and doctor of music. He continues to tour and record internationally as well as collaborate on various fusion and multimedia projects that include anything from electroacoustic improv collectives to Hollywood and European art-house film productions. Among many more accolades, he has toured extensively with Riverdance and the Anxo Lorenzo Band; recorded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra and Torrek; featured on the soundtracks of Cannes Festival winner Hrútar and Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald’s feature The Eagle; as well as composed the award-winning score for theatre production Selkie and the half-million YouTube hit instrumental piece Return of the Eagle along with Atli Örvarsson. He works exclusively with the acoustic and prepared fiddle, deconstructing and reconstructing myriad Irish tunes and new compositions. Virtuosic lines are stimulated spontaneously and erupt over a symphony of idiosyncratic sounds that are built up and looped live all from the one instrument.

Eoghan Neff 3ó

Eoghan Neff 3ó is an eclectic trio of virtuosic explorer musicians from around the Irish coast led by "extreme fiddling" maestro Eoghan Neff from Cork. Celebrated as “a pinnacle of acoustic music”, incendiary lines spontaneously erupt over a symphony of impossible acoustic fiddle sounds that are layered and looped live; further blended with inimitable bass grooves by Alan Pentony from Limerick; and interfused with pristine vocals and lilting beats by “may be the finest drummer ever produced here”, Sean Carpio from Dublin. With a string of awards and accolades from international stage, screen and studio collaborations, this unique trio is well and truly “a step beyond”.

The Wild Atlantic Ensemble

A special generation of explorer musicians and composers perched upon the peninsulas and islands of the Old World and New World alike, overlooking the same powerful Wild Atlantic with a limitless will to take their skills and artistry that one step beyond. Led by "extreme fiddling" maestro Eoghan Neff, each assembly of this evolving multi-feature programme provides an extremely varied and yet wholesome bill of solo, trio, and band formations to guarantee your perfect blend of beyond-belief avant-folk.

www.eoghanneff.com/wildatlanticensemble

Further Resources:

More biographical info from the Pío Fernández interview at FolkWorld; CV details available at Eoghan's LinkedIn profile.

Contact:

Email: info [at] EoghanNeff.com

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Reports:

"demonic and stunning ... incendiary fiddle playing" IOM Today
"traces shadows where few fiddlers deign venture" Irish Times
"extreme fiddling, a pinnacle of acoustic music" FolkWorld
"a true Irish devil violinist" Sächsische Zeitung
"to experience a miracle" Prof. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
"technique irréprochable" Le Peuple Breton
"a goldfish-bowl of technique and artistry" The Sunday Tribune
"if he has sold his soul to the devil to play as he does, he has definitely got the better part of the deal!" Fatea Magazine

Read the full Alex Monaghan "Week One" art-box CD review on Folk World by clicking here.

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