Traditional Irish Music and Song has been at the forefront with Shaskeen for the last fifty-three years, and Shaskeen is now a recognised cornerstone in the Irish Traditional and Folk scene.
With a musical line up of 8 people of vast experience, sporting four front-line singers, Katie Theasby, Vocals, Flute & Whistles, Mary Liddy Concertina & Vocals, Johnny Donnellan Bodhran & Vocals, Dave Sanders, Fiddle, Viola, Mandolin & Vocals, Patsy McDonagh on Accordion, Geraldine Cotter on Piano, Eamonn Cotter on Concert Flutes, and Tom Cussen on Banjo & Mandolin.
There are hardly any bands playing traditional music and songs in Ireland today that has the heritage, cultural context, longevity and experience of Shaskeen, a band of genuinely skilled musicians, no gimmickry, just instrument wizards, great variety in the tunes, straight-forward arrangements, beautiful songs, a fierce and collective drive, mighty energy. The versatility of this band is unlimited.
2022 was very exciting for Shaskeen with lots of concert gigs around Ireland including The All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar, Electric Picnic in Stradbally and as support to The Stunning in Leisureland.
Shaskeen Concerts are jam-packed and entertaining from start to finish, with a host of reels, jigs, barn dances and their songs are of a wide & varied genre with delicate arrangements.
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins incl interval