*Goitse (Go-wit-cha) is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’.
The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot
creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional
Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as
winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse
have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.
Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round
touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany,
France and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own
compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and
abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are
World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast
making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping
rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of
Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can.