Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre, a captivating folk duo, blend eclectic fiddle and guitar music, creating sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish tunes alongside compositions old and new. Their remarkable versatility extends beyond Irish traditions, seamlessly incorporating elements from classical, jazz, and world music into their performances.
Highlighted by their two releases, including the mesmerizing “Live in Concert” from 2017, Zoë and John’s musical synergy shines through. Their debut album, “Go Mairir I Bhfad (Long Life To You),” earned 5 stars from The Irish Times. This album featured commissioned works by renowned Irish composers like Liz Carroll, Andy Irvine, and Bill Whelan, showcasing the duo’s commitment to keeping Irish music vibrant.
With international acclaim, Zoë’s diverse career includes performances with Riverdance, Damien Rice, and orchestras like the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She’s also contributed to major film soundtracks. John’s journey began as the electric guitarist for The Revs, sharing stages with legends at festivals like Oxygen and Reading.
Together, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre have earned praise as “one of the best folk duos on the planet” (BBC). They’ve enchanted audiences worldwide, including dignitaries and rock stars. Their accolades include the Best Live Show award from Balcony TV and over half a million online views.