Karl has been in the role of session musician, arranger, composer and producer on some 22 commercial albums to date in the genres of Irish Traditional, Folk, Indie and Crossover. A Community Educator for Cork ETB, Music Generation, CCSM and CCÉ, Karl is a graduate of CSN, UCC and MTU.
Karl has performed at numerous festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and China, and has shared the stage with some of the most acclaimed Irish musicians. He has performed as guest instrumentalist with the Berne Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, and has played support to artists such as Sharon Shannon, Seán Ó’Shea, Frankie Gavin, Bob Geldof, Mairéad Nesbitt, Iarla O’Lionaird, Steve Cooney, The Hot House Flowers, Lúnasa, John Spillane, Eddie Reader, Brian Finnegan, Juliet Turner, Brian Kennedy and more.
"Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Karl Nesbitt is a prodigious talent" - Irish Music - Magazine
"Karl Nesbitt does a fine job of showcasing his fluid flute and whistle style, his knack for understated accompaniment on bodhrán, bouzouki and synth, and his gift for composition" – Hotpress
Jason is a full time professional musician, composer and music teacher from West Waterford. He has toured extensively around the world particularly in the US and Germany with his own groups and with established touring bands such as “The Young Irelanders”. Thanks to the mentorship of Bobby Gardiner Jason has fostered a deep love and respect for Irish traditional music from a young age. His compositions take traditional rhythms and patterns as their roots, but are expanded to include influence from his classical training, aspects of other folk music traditions and modern experimental works. He has a firm belief that it is important to nurture the authenticity of the Irish traditional music experience, staying true to its origins while at the same time responding to the modern world.
Expanding the boundaries of compositional ideas for his works, Jason has ventured into designing responsive light arrangements. He has conceived and developed a software system which creates ad hoc light shows in immediate response to the tempos of live music; audience members can also collaboratively adjust lighting to suit the mood in real- time via the web. Jason is also interested in the interplay between live traditional instruments and electronic music and has developed a number of new electronic instruments including an optical midi analyser for the accordion as well as an Android based synthesizer.
“Jason plays a very exciting brand of Traditional Irish Music, arranged with great flair but always respecting the roots and origin of the music.” - Seán Ó Sé
Conor O’Sullivan Conor O’Sullivan is a Cork musician and songwriter, known for playing mainly traditional and folk music. Over the years Conor has performed with and shared stages with some of Ireland’s most prestigious acts. Conor has toured extensively in the UK, the US, Canada, Russia, and throughout mainland Europe.
Conor also has recorded 5 albums of mainly original music all to great acclaim and now spends his time producing and recording music for other artists. He can regularly be found performing in various places around Cork.
In Fifty For Electricity, Conor O'Sullivan has produced a recording that resonates and reflects our times. It's an album to savour, to cast shadowy lights on the darkness we sometimes fail to address. Fifty For Electricity is a master of mellow melancholy that deserves the widest possible audience. FATEA Magazine
John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and even Willie Nelson would be sitting up and taking notice. RTÉ Entertainment