The members of Clann Mhic Ruairí are individual artists in their own right, each member having performed over the years on solo projects and with other artists and groups. In 2013 they decide to formally come together as Clann Mhic Ruairí and the preservation of the song tradition of ‘Rann na Feirste’ is foremost in their mind. Much of their repertoire are songs which were composed and sung in their locality for hundreds of years. They perform these traditional songs with a contemporary, innovative and inspirational approach, retaining the traditional purity and integrity of the song.
Their inaugural CD, Súile contains an array of traditional songs along with newly composed material. The album was produced by the multi-talented producer/musician Dónall O’Connor (At First Light/Ulaid). In her review of Súile, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, (Skara Brae) said of this album:
‘What else would you say? Wonderful songs, old and new, and voices so beautiful from the musical, Clann Mhic Ruairí. Special’!