July 1, 2020, Kansas City, MO - Uptown Artist Group (UAG) is pleased to announce the addition of Maċa and Corner Boy to its lineup of exceptional artists and musicians. Maċa is a youthful energetic 3-piece Irish family band from New Ross Co. Wexford, who combines Irish Traditional music with other styles of folk music. They share a passion for composing and creating their own music. The group consists of the Carty siblings, Saoirse (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Naoise (violin, concertina, vocals), Ciara (bodhrán, percussion, whistle, flute, vocals).
Maća shot to prominence two years ago when they won TG4’s “Realta agus Gaolta”. A television talent competition searching for Ireland’s most talented family, although they have been playing, writing, and composing music together for a long time before they were dubbed Ireland's most talented family. They also share a passion for their native language and are all fluent Irish speakers.
In addition to Maċa enthralling audiences on Irish national TV and radio stations, the sisters’ skilled musicianship has led them to appear at such prestigious events at the Olympia Theatre, Mermaid Theatre, Temple Bar Tradfest Dublin, Kilkenny Trad-Fest, the Aero Irish Festival in Marstal Copenhagen, Wexford Spiegel Tent, to name just a few. They have also shared stages with illustrious Irish performers including KÍLA, Sharon Shannon, Johnny Logan, Seán Keane, Eddi Reader, Bagatelle, and Aslan.
Maċa will be available for bookings in North America beginning in 2021. Corner Boy are a group of multi-instrumentalist songwriters from the South-East of Ireland that combine contemporary and traditional music to form a distinct alt-folk sound. Their acclaimed high energy live shows have lit up stages across; Europe, North America, The Middle East & Asia plus many of Ireland's largest music festivals. In November 2018 they released the eagerly anticipated ‘Goodbye Old Holy EP’ recorded by Grammy award winning producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy’s) to widespread acclaim. Their music soundtracks in their words 'the beautiful, volatile modern world' inspired by roots music - old and new. Their debut album is expected in Autumn 2020.
All 4 of their early singles (Ghost Town City, True North, Morning Morning, and Untie the Noose) reached #1 in the Irish iTunes folk charts with their single, Morning Morning, also charting at #1 in the Dutch world music iTunes charts.
In January 2020, Corner Boy was selected by Culture Ireland (https://www.cultureireland.ie/) to showcase at the Folk Alliance International conference in New Orleans, LA. They performed to a packed ballroom of the industry's leading professionals.
Corner Boy will be available for bookings in North America beginning in 2021.
Uptown Artist Group’s is a premier booking, creative and marketing services company working with musicians of all genres. Based in the Kansas City, Missouri area, the Uptown team brings over 50 years combined experience in the music and marketing industry. Current roster consists of Mundy, Byrne and Kelly, Shane Hennessy, RUNA, Ashley Davis, Young Dubliners, Maċa, Corner Boy, Dylan Walshe, Oscar Blue, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Carswell & Hope and Joe Rooney.
For questions and bookings contact: David Shaughnessy