Behind the Music
As the name suggests, MunsterBucks it's a band of lads from Munster, a province in the South of Ireland. All three relocated to Australia and crossed paths in the traditional music scene in Brisbane. Featuring Tommy Donovan from Kerry (Banjo and Mandolin) Eddie Nolan form Waterford (Uileann Pipes, Flute and Whistle) and Jack O Leary from Cork (Vocals, Guitar and Bodhran). Arguably the only all-Irish band in Australia, having collaborated for years they made the band official and have already established a name for themselves on the Australian folk scene. While essentially keeping true to their traditional roots, they bring in their own sense of style and also feature songs in a variety of genres. They work to create a traditional groove with driving rhythms and memorable melodies. It’s basically three Bucks, who love Ireland and traditional music, having a blast and bringing the best of Irish Music to your doorstep.
Guitarist Singer and Bodhran
When it’s a bit o’ the old Irish magic you’re wanting, sure it’s Jack O’Leary you’ll be after comin’ to see so it is. Well known and loved in his native Ireland, Jack is a gifted singer and story-teller who embodies the culture, history and passion of his people and brings it to life in song and verse. With the natural flair and charm of a true Celt, and a voice that can make you ache with the memory of a landscape you may never have seen, Jack O’Leary offers audiences in Australia a taste of the authentic Irish experience, performing both traditional and contemporary music from some of Ireland’s greatest and most beloved writers. (Northern Rivers News)
Piper and Whistle Player
Eddie Nolan is a traditional Irish musician from the south coast of Ireland. Residing in Australia for the past six years Eddie has gained a strong foothold within the folk scene here and has performed at many of the fantastic folk festivals in the region. From a young age Eddie has taken a keen interest in the haunting sound of the Irish Uilleann pipes. Eddie is currently teamed up with some of the leading Irish musicians around Brisbane and has big plans for the coming years.
Banjo and Mandoline
Thomas Donovan From Ballylongford in Co Kerry is the Banjo and Mandolin player. Tommy had a banjo in his hands from the ripe age of six and has been part of the Australian folk scene for almost 10 years. Tommy has performed at many of the icon folk festivals over his years n Australia. If you are lucky to catch a listen of Tommy showcasing the Banjo you are in for a real treat....watch this space