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Tim O’Shea & Friends
Tim O’Shea is a singer musician and producer from Killarney. Tim has annually toured Germany with various groups. They played many Irish festivals, and supported Irish FOLK super band, ALTAN three times. Also supported Dolores Keane (ex DÃ© Dannan), Sharon Shannon, DÃ© Dannan, MÃ¡ire Breathnach (ex-Riverdance), Karen Casey (ex-Solas) Dervish and Lunasa. 1995 Tim guested on the second CD of Monks of the Screw (Sliabh Luachrea traditional music group). To mark “15 years on the road”, Tim launched a collection of 15 tracks, some new and remastered recordings in October 2006. “15 Times Around” has received very favourable reviews from Ireland, USA, UK, Germany and Sweden. The launch of the new studio CD ‘Lake of Learning’ took place at the Killarney Gathering Festival, Feb 29th 2004. The CD features four reed instruments, uilleann pipes, accordion concertina and clarinet. Tim has two compositions, a song and an instrumental on his new CD and together with dance music from Sliabh Luachra and Co. Clare in the south west of Ireland. So if its songs or tunes or solos you like there is something here for you. In the words of one reviewer, ‘it’s real music as it should be played – real music by real people’ Irish Examiner. In April 1999, Tim produced, arranged and featured on his first independent CD, “Fair Dawning – Tim O’Shea & Friends”. Tim played with “The Spirit of Ireland”, and “To Dance on the Moon” Irish music and dance shows at the newly opened National Events Centre in Killarney (Gleneagle Hotel), Ireland for the summer of 2000, 2001 & 2002. Tim has made several television and radio appearances at home and abroad. In 2004, he completed his second studio CD with tours of the USA, Germany, Holland, and Northern Ireland. Tim is also Director and producer of Spraoi ChiarraÃ. Also founder of Afro Trad Ireland and Killarney Arts.