Sid Williams Theatre



*Goitse is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning “come here”. Pronounced quickly it sounds like “Goy-cha”.

Direct from Ireland!

Irish Music With A Twist

The multi-award-winning quintet Goitse, was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad Group of the Year’, Chicago Irish American News’ ‘Group of the Year’, as well as winning the prestigious ‘Freiburger International Leiter 2016’ award in Germany, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music.

Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad, which make each set entertaining and unique. The gripping rhythm section sets a breaktaking pace for the music while through the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine Mc Geeney draw audiences into the music in a way very few performers can achieve.

Praise for Goitse

“A Musical Maturity worthy of the Greatest” – Philippe COUSIN, Le Peuple Breton Magazine

“Transformed – Definitely a 2012 Top Ten Album” – Alex Monaghan, Folkworld Magazine

“Transformed see’s Goitse transfer from the periphery to the big league.” – John O Regan, Irish Music Magazine

“Seamless flawless and powerful, full of humuor and energy that the members of Goitse are famous for.” – Jack Baker, Irish American News

“[They play]…with the wisdom of musicians with many more road miles beneath their belt.” – Siobhan Long, Irish Times

“Simply Terrific” – Irish Post