Tutors

2019 Tutors

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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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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”.