Keynote Speaker Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich


Keynote speaker and presenter for SSA 2023
Saturday, March 18 | 3:30-4:30pm | Wilson Hall | No tickets required

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, traditional Irish musician from Dingle, writer, activist, lover of the ocean

Musician Brendan Begley

We are very honored to have Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (also known as Brendan Begley) coming to play for and talk to us. Breanndán, an accordion player, is an important part of Irish music. He has four very well-received solo albums in addition to his recordings with Boys of the Lough and Beginish. Breanndán will share his love for traditional Irish music as well as talk about his grassroots activism in Gaeltacht, or Gaelic-speaking, Ireland, and using art to communicate. 

Read more about Breanndán:

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich: Using art and music to fight rural planning laws in the Irish Examiner, 2021

Brothers in arms: music, rural life and Gaeilge with the Ó Beaglaoichs in the Farmers Journal, 2021

Listen to just a couple of videos of Breanndán playing:

Brendan Begley (button accordion) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Hardanger fiddle) play tunes at the Plough and Stars, San Francisco.

Brendan Begley playing an original composition in his kitchen