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Michael McCague

Michael Mc Cague has been accompanying since the age of 16 on bouzouki and later on guitar, having played traditional fiddle from 6 years of age.
He has played in concert with the highly renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin in The NCH Dublin for St Patrick's Day celebrations. In 2005 he played and recorded with Edel Fox (former TG4 young musician of the year) as well as with Seamie O Dowd and fiddle legend Brian Rooney. In 2006 he joined John Carty’s "At The Racket" with whom he recorded their third album, “It’s Not Racket Science”.
In 2009, Michael also joined John Mc Sherry and Donal O'Connor's established group "At First Light", touring and performing regularly with them.
He also played bouzouki in the Tribute to The Bothy Band, alongside such stalwarts of the traditional world as Mike Mc Goldrick, Cathy Jordan and John Mc Sherry. They have played sell out shows, one of those being to 30,000 festival goers in Galicia, Spain. He has played on both Dave Sheridan's albums and has moulded a new driving Bouzouki and Guitar accompaniment with exceptionally tasteful chord progressions
Michael currently plays withAt First Light, The Dave Sheridan, Donal & Michael Mc Cague Trio, At The Racket,

He has recorded and arranged for albums such as
Idir – by At First Light,
Bits N Pieces - Donal Mc Cague,
Banjo - Stevie Dunne,
Its Not Racket Science - At The Racket,
Sheridan’s Guesthouse - Dave Sheridan,
Edel Fox & Ronan Flaherty,
Sophie & Fiachra.

He has toured with
The Bothy Band Tribute Band, and
The John Carty - Brian Rooney Duet.

He has also played in concert with Frankie Gavin, Tommy Peoples, Dermot Byrne and Brid Harper, Enda Scahill (We banjo 3), Barry Brady (Frankie Gavin and De Dannan), The John Mc Sherry Trio (inc John Mc Sherry and Francis Mc Illduff), The Mulcahy Family, John Wynne and John Mc Evoy, Oliver Loughlin and Damien O Brien, Seamus Tansey, John Joe Kelly (Flook), Brian Mc Grath.

Some of the major festivals at which he has performed include Kansas Irish Fest,Wallnut Valley Bluegrass Fest- Winfield, Kansas, Jackson Mississippi Irish Fest, Lommel Fest- Belgium, Irish Fest- Oulu, Finland, The Frankie Gavin International Festival, Return To Camden Fest, The Joe Mooney Summer School, Celticimes Festival..