Gaining inspiration from the rich history and beautiful hinterland of Lough Key Forest Park, we decided to call our band Gatehouse after the ‘Tiara’ gate lodge, situated at the entrance to the Rockingham Estate near Boyle, Co. Roscommon. We are a relatively new, Irish traditional group boasting an exciting line up of experienced traditional musicians including singer Rachel Garvey, Jacinta McEvoy on guitar and concertina, John McEvoy on fiddle and mandolin and John Wynne on flutes and whistles.
Their new CD “On Heather Down the Moor ” presents more intricate arrangements and have developed our sound with the help John Joe Kelly on Bodhrán, Alan Kelly on Piano Accordion, Michael McCague on Bouzouki and Conor & Paddy McEvoy on Fiddle & Piano. Heather down the Moor was co-produced with Dónal O’Connor. We are excited about introducing new listeners to traditional music and song and hope you enjoy our unique approach to blending the old with the new.