Tutors

2019 Tutors

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Tom Doorley
Founder member of Danú, fluteplayer Tom has also been commissioned to write music for Julie Fowlis, Nicola Benedetti, Grammy award winning “Kansas City Choir” and Danú. He is currently acting Musical Director of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland.
Rebecca McCarthy Kent is a fiddler, equally accomplished in classical and traditional music. She has won multiple Fleadh Ceoil All-Ireland titles and is the current Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada champion for 2019. Rebecca has toured internationally with various groups in Germany, Canada, USA, Dubai, Romania and China. Rebecca is also a member of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland.
Concertina player, Jack Talty has contributed to over 80 albums as a musician, producer, and engineer. He is the current Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork. In February 2019, Jack was appointed as research consultant to the newly-established Trad Ireland, and a report outlining key recommendations emerging from research on the challenges encountered by traditional artists in Ireland will be published in March 2020.
Tola Custy is a fiddler from Clare. Mainly freelancing with many outfits from Edi Reader, Stocktons Wing, Arty McGlynn, Tradivarious and Edges of Light.
Ciara Ní Bhriain studied classical and traditional music on fiddle, viola, and harp winning prizes at competitions such as the EBS Feis Ceoil and the All Ireland Fleadh. Ciara has toured the world with different groups such as the "Irish Memory Orchestra", "les Musician des Saint Julien", and "Frankie Gavin and the Provenance".
Fionn Morrison was the Senior Pipes Champion at Fleadh Cheoil 2016, He is currently the resident Piper at Raglan Road in DisneyWorld Orlando playing with the up and coming 'TradGad'. Fionn delves into more modern styles of Irish Music as well as retaining a fine traditional sound
Coming from Clarinbridge in South Galway, Conor Connolly’s main influences are derived from that of the piping, fiddle and melodion traditions of the 78rpm era as well as many contemporary sources. He has taught at many workshops and is is the recipient of Gradam Ceoil TG4 Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana 2019.
Aisling Lyons holds 8 All Ireland titles from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and is much sought after as a performer and teacher in Ireland & abroad. Aisling has taught and performed in Australia, Norway, the U.K, U.S.A, Canada & mainland Europe.
Keith O’Loughlin is a member of the Shandrum Céilí Band and can be heard on their debut album 'The Dawn'. Keith has multiple All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles and regularly teaches at workshops both in Ireland and abroad. He plays at various festivals around the country throughout the year.
Conor O’Loughlin is a student of Irish Music and Dance in Univeristy of Limerick. He has won numerous times at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Conor is a member of the newly formed band ‘The Conifers’, who have just launched their debut album.
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Fiddler, Oisin MacDiarmada founded the internationally-renowned group Téada in 2001, Oisín is also Director of SCT, the traditional Irish music examination system administered by Comhaltas. He recently co-authored the ‘Fiddlers of Sligo Tunebook’ along with fellow-Sligo musician, Daithí Gormley.
Fluteplayer Steph Geremia has performed at top world and folk music festivals and toured extensively around the globe as a member of the Alan Kelly Gang. She has also performed with critically acclaimed artists including the Grammy award winning Chieftains. Her current album is called Up She Flew.
Emma Corbett is a four time all Ireland champion on Melodeon. She has recently released an album alongside Frankie Gavin , Carl Hession and Martin Murray entitled “ BY HECK - a toast to the music of the 1920’s” and is a member of ‘ Frankie Gavin’s roaring 20’s Irish Orchestra ‘. She has made numerous Radio and Television appearances and has travelled to countries such as Switzerland, the US and UK.
Concertina player, Cillian King is a member of the highly innovative bands Notify & Atlas having also toured with Moxie, Aldoc, Ímar, Ulaid etc. Notify signed with renowned American record label Ropeadope. Cillian continues to tour heavily while currently working on new records with both Atlas & Notify.
Ryan Murphy won an impressive total of seven All-Ireland and two Oireachtas titles on the pipes and is also a virtuosic fluteplayer. Currently touring with Scottish based bands Ímar and Mànran. Ímar recently won the prestigious Horizon award at this years BBC folk awards in Belfast and also released their second album "Avalanche".
Maria Ryan is a 25 year old classical and traditional fiddle player from Limerick. She is a member of band Strung and recently released a live duet album with duo partner Lucia Mac Partlin. Maria studied her undergraduate degree in Cork school of Music and went on to study a Masters in Sweden.
Lucia Mac Partlin holds a BMus and MA in music performance from the Cork School of Music and has recorded albums with contemporary Irish music ensemble 'Strung' and fiddle duo 'Lucia and Maria'. She has been a prizewinner at the Oireachtas, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and Fiddler of Dooney.
From Ballyfin, Co. Laois, button accordion player Paul Finn has been performing and touring extensively with traditional group Téada for many years as well as, in recent years, tutoring and arranging the Trad Orchestra with Music Generation Laois.
George McAdam hails from Co. Monaghan and is a multi All Ireland champion. He is a much sought after banjo tutor and performer at many workshops, festivals and summer schools around the country and abroad. George is also a member of the current senior band titleholders Blackwater Céilí Band
Anne-Marie O'Farrell has performed at several World Harp Congresses. She regularly gives concerts, masterclasses and workshops. She has performed with the Irish Memory Orchestra and the Chieftains, among others. She is also very active as a composer and holds a PhD in composition from Queen's University Belfast. www.annemarieofarrell.com
In 2004, Edel Fox was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year) and since then she has travelled extensively as both a teacher and performer of the tradition. In 2013, she released the recording “The Sunny Banks” with Waterford fiddler Neill Byrne. This CD went on to receive the “Tradconnect Album of the Year”.
Sárán Mulligan
His performance style is influenced heavily by his Leitrim roots and he likes to explore the harmonic and rhythmic potential of the concertina. Sárán is also a dedicated tutor of the concertina at home and at workshops throughout Ireland and abroad.