by Laura A. Brodin
In 1999, four Somerville musicians began playing together during traditional Irish music sessions at the popular Union Square’s Tir na nOg pub.
“It basically came out of a conversation,” Neal Cadogan, the band’s drummer. However, it was not until recently that they began taking themselves seriously as a band, said the band’s fiddler, Damon Leibert.
“About a year and a half ago, everybody was asking for an album. So last summer we started to take ourselves more seriously. We began looking for more notable gigs and drifting away from the Irish pub scene,” he said.