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Brendan Begley is bursting with the wild and beautiful music of West Kerry.
As a singer he is a gentle giant. On the accordion, he is a force of nature.
His is music that could not exist were it not for the mountains, seas and storms of his native Dingle Peninsula.
Born into a famous musical family, the youngest of nine children, Brendan soaked up the music and song of West Kerry from an early age. Slides, polkas, songs and slow airs all run through his veins.
He has three acclaimed solo albums to his name, as well as numerous recordings with the groups Boys of the Lough and Beginish. He is featured on two albums by the Chieftains (The Long Black Veil and The Bells of Dublin).
With the Boys of the Lough, he has toured the Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France and the United States, and has been featured repeatedly on the Garrison Keilor Show.