Cogar are from County Galway, and they began playing music together while students at the National University of Ireland, Galway. They spent many years playing weekly sessions in Tigh Hughes in Spiddal, and in Taaffes in Galway City. Since then, they have brought their music to a wider audience across Euorpe, where they perform regularly at folk and dance festivals.
Amongst their musical influences are Mary Bergin, Máirtín O’Connor, Marcus & PJ Hernon, Dervish, Danú, Beoga, Michael McGoldrick and many more, not to mention the music of friends and local musicians, with whom they regularly play sessions. They were also heavily influenced by their parents’ keen interest in Céilí and set dancing, and general love of Irish music.