Whistle player Cormac Breatnach was immersed in the Irish musical tradition from early childhood. Throughout his long career he has played with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams, Donal Lunny, Bernard Purdie and Susan McKeown and has recorded many albums to date.
Cormac’s music is highly influenced by jazz and blues. Recently, he has acknowledged and embraced his Spanish/Basque roots.
Cormac launched his new Concept CD “Éalú” (meaning escape) in March 2012 featuring Irish, Basque, Castilian and new compositions including 2 songs – you can also see and hear on the website (a) an introductory animation and (b) a spoken introduction to this Album.