Gospel Rising Music Festival

Dublin May 17th – 19th 2019

Music, workshops & fun for everyone!

Brian (Rags) Ferguson

Brian Rags FergusonOriginally from the hills of County Wicklow, Brian has been playing music since he was a child and turned pro at the young age of 23.

Brian honed his skills as a bodhrán and drum kit player and has been playing professionally for over 20 years.  He currently plays with international band Baile na Salsa who regularly tour the US and he is also drummer with the Gabriel G Diges Band, winner of the Ortiguiera Festival 2017 ‘Best Newcomers’ award.  Brian travelled to Cuba over 10 years ago to train with master drummer David Morales from Trinidad where he began his love affair with Latin and Samba music.  He now resides in Galway where he runs the ‘Funky Drums School of Music‘.

He as facilitated and run drumming workshops all over the country and is particularly passionate about spreading the joy and energy of the wonderful world of drumming.

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