The Army Band of 4 Western Brigade

The Army Band of 4 Western Brigade The Army No. 4 Band was formed in 1936 and has been located at Custume Barracks Athlone since that time. The Band’s numerical title was later changed to a territorial style; thus the Army No. 4 Band became The Band of the Western Command. Its current title, The Band of 4 Western Brigade, dates from …

Michael Banahan

Roscommon native and founding member of Traditional/Folk group Rig the Jig, Michael has been involved in the music business for many years and has released in total nine critically acclaimed albums, three solo albums, one album with Irish folk duo The Baileys and five albums with internationally renowned folk group Rig the Jig. Founder of GoodWood Music a record label …

Patsy McGarry

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs correspondent of The Irish Times is himself a Roscommon man.  He has worked for Independent Newspapers, the Irish Press group, Magill magazine, and freelanced briefly for RTÉ. In 1989 he set up the first independent radio newsroom in the Republic at Capital Radio (now FM104) in Dublin, having previously worked for four years on pirate station …

Teresa O’Donnell

For the past fifteen years, Teresa O’Donnell has worked as a freelance harpist and singer throughout Ireland, Europe and USA, having graduated with an Honours Degree in Music and Irish from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Performance and Musicology. Teresa began her harp studies with the late Sr. Eugene McCabe at Mount Sackville School, and later studied with …