The Mulkerrin Brothers

Mulkerrin Brothers

The Mulkerrin Brothers are a trio of traditional Irish musicians and performers. The three are brothers, Pádraig Mulkerrin, Éamonn Mulkerrin and Seán Mulkerrin, who come from the Aran Islands.

They were winners of the first series of The All Ireland Talent Show in 2009. They appeared on television shows including Seoige and Tubridy Tonight following their win and gave a performance with Sinéad O’Connor in London. They announced a nationwide tour of Ireland in late 2009. In 2010 they were succeeded by Chloe Coyle as winner of second series of the The All Ireland Talent Show.


The Mulkerrins are three brothers who come from Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands. Their parents are Martin and Bridie, both born on the Aran Islands. Bridie lived in Wales, where she learned classical music, until she reached the age of sixteen. Her mother came from Cork. The Mulkerrin Brothers have a fourth brother, eight-year-old Máirtín, who does not perform with them and has little interest in music yet.

In March 2009, the three performing brothers ranged in age from nine to fourteen. Pádraig is fourteen years old, Éamonn is eleven-years-old and Seán is nine-years old. Seán attracted attention for his sean-nós dancing. Seán and Éamon play sport, both training in rugby at Carraroe, whilst Seán also plays Gaelic football on Inis Mór.

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