Tir na nOg the duo formed by Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell in 1970, are recognized as one of the most influential song-writing and performing groups to have emerged from Ireland. They started their recording career with three highly acclaimed albums on the Chrysalis label. The legendary John Peel was one of their early champions, and recently an album has been released which includes some of their many performances on John Peel and Bob Harris BBC radio shows.
Tir na nOg toured the world in the ’70s with Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and Cat Stevens, among other major acts, as well as headlining their own magical concerts. Their concerts remain entertaining and enthralling. With the recent upsurge of interest in alternative folk, as their music is often categorised, they have once again become the mentors of many young bands and fans worldwide, as can be witnessed on their thriving MySpace site, myspace.com/tirnanogduo