Na Ciotogi [na keh-toe-geh] from the Gaelic language means the left-handers. The group originally formed to try and help keep the set-dance tradition that Timmy started in Landshut almost 30 years ago alive. To begin with Na Ciotogi was made up of two families - Timmy and Tony McCarthy on the one side and David McMahon and Luke Crowley on the other. All were left-handers which provided the band with a name. Na Ciotogi is a traditional Irish band with a strong love and respect of that tradition and all it represents. It is a band of close friends that come together once a year to play their music. Due to the fact that we all live in different parts of the world it’s not always possible to have a constant line up. Friends who have played with Na Ciotogi over the years include Peter Corbett, Yvon Riou, Eoin O’Riabhaigh and Ted O’Reilly.
The line up for our 2016 tour is:
Timmy McCarthy (C#D accordion, bodhran & vocals)
Tony McCarthy (Flute. whistles, bouzouki, bodhran & vocals)
David McMahon (C#D accordion, mouth organ, percussion & vocals)
Dan O’Callaghan (Uilleann pipes, whistles & vocals)
Paddy O’Neill (Fiddle, flute & vocals)
A Fan blog from on of our concerts that we were delighted to read:
Am Samstag, den 21.11.2009 spielten in Landshut im Salzstadel Na Ciotogi, eine fünfköpfige Gruppe von irischen Musikern, traditionelle irische Musik. Das ist jetzt ja schon ein paar Tage her, aber erzählen wollt ich euch doch unbedingt davon. Ausgesprochen wird der Name der Band im übrigen Na Ketohgi.
To contact us via email - trad(at)na-ciotogi.de - using the @ symbol of course!