DJ McAteer has been playing music since he was 8 years old learning
guitar, piano and whistle. He regularly attended local music lessons in
traditional music with his family in his hometown of Randalstown, before moving
towards the rock genre. DJ writes and performs his own songs regularly and has
had airplay on all the major radio stations in Northern Ireland as well as winning
the DV8 Rocks music award in 2008 for one of his original songs. DJ joined the
band in December 2016.
Gerry has had a varied career in music having played
in many bands from Celtic Rock bands to his last project in a Tom Petty Tribute
act, a project that was 30 years in the making.
successful years with “The Petty Heart Breakers”, relocation to Northern
Ireland left Gerry band-less for the first time in a decade until, while
sitting in an airport in Hong Kong browsing Facebook, he came across a post
that informed him that “Pure Blarney” were looking for a guitarist/vocalist...
Longest serving member of Pure Blarney, Andy McGregor (Pipes and Whistles) studied highland
bagpipes in Edinburgh Castle. Has travelled extensively through his playing.
Some of the countries he has visited include; Dubai, Saudi Arabia, France,
Germany, Russia, Canada and the United States. Andy has recorded many
television and radio performances alongside artists such as; RTE, Symphony
Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Phil Coulter. As well as playing with Pure
Blarney, Andy runs a teaching programme and has taught many All Ireland and
Jonny (Drum kit and Bodhran),
from just outside Ballymena, joined the
band in 2010 and has enjoyed every minute of the band since…...well not every
minute but nearly every minute. Jonny is involved in several projects playing
both drum kit and bodhran and has been drumming since he was 10. Jonny has
performed at many events and has played in such venues as, The Waterfront Hall,
Custom House Square and the SSE Arena. He has made a couple of TV appearances
and strives to be on TV as much as Andy…
Philip is the Bass player and occassionly a bit of Vocals, we don't know much more than that......... Oh and he can be a bit grumpy so approach with caution.
in a musical household, Rosie (Fiddle) started playing the violin at the early age of 7.
She worked her way through classical exams during her school years and as a
young teenager, developed a keen interest in traditional Irish music. Rosie is
a founding member of Crannagh Wedding Music, playing with them for over 16
years now. She also played with Inchequin, an Irish rock band for a number of
years, before the group relocated to Turkey. Rosie has been playing in Pure
Blarney since 2012