in County Mayo in the West of Ireland
i gContae Mhaigh Eo in Iarthar na hÉireann

Fri 29 April - Mon 2 May 2016
29 Aibreán - 2 Bealtaine 2016

Tutors / Special Guests
Teagascóirí / Na hAíonna

Daithí Gormley

From County Sligo, Dáithí is the current All- Ireland Senior Button Accordion Champion. He is in great demand as a performer, session player and music teacher at festivals throughout the country and beyond. He is the leader of the Knocknashee Céili band.

Nuala Hehir

Very popular accordion player in festivals and concerts around Ireland and abroad. Senior Button Accordion Champion at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2001 and also member of the Ennis Céilí band who won 3 in a row in the All Ireland Senior Céilí band competitions 2001-2003.

Conor McCague

Native of Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. He, along with his brother Dónal and others, performs on the ‘Dear Dark Mountain’ recordings which were honoured in this year’s Gradaim Ceoil TG4. He holds a Masters in Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick.

Matt Cranitch

Hails from Cork. Has won All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, the ‘Fiddler of Dooney’ and Oireachtas Crotty Cup. Has many recordings to his name including the highly acclaimed recording with Jackie Daly with whom he plays and tours regularly.

Antóin MacGabhann

No stranger to Louisburgh, Antóin has attended Feile Chois Cuain many times. A Cavan man living in Meath, widely recognised performer and teacher of the ddle.

Hammy Hamilton

Belfast born he now resides in Cúil Aodha, Co. Cork. Tune composer and Flute maker, Hammy’s tunes and utes are played in sessions worldwide.

Tommy Fitzharris

Tutor at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, he now resides in his native County Laois. Tommy comes from a very musical family and has won All Ireland competitions in both Flute and Concertina.

Tim Dennehy

Originally from Co. Kerry, now living in Co. Clare. Has a great repertoire of songs both in Irish and English. One of the nest ballad singers of today who has a number of recordings to his credit.

Cormac Begley

Concertina player and is a member of the well- known Begley family on the Dingle Peninsula. Cormac is in demand for festivals all over the country. He is a founder of ‘Tunes in the Church’ concert series.

Freda Hatton

Now lives in Westport but is from near Athlone in Co. Westmeath. She is an All-Ireland Champion Harpist and is highly involved in the promotion of music and arts.

Gearóid Ó Dubháin (Gerard Devane)

Is múinteoir ar an damsha sean-nós den chéad scoth ó Chonamara é. Tá roinnt comórtas buaite aige síos tríd na mblianta. Ball de chlann cheolmhar é, lán le ceoltóirí agus damhsóirí.

Mairéad Ní Fhlatharta

Is as Spidéal i gConamara í, ach conaíonn sí i Ráth Cairn i gCo na Mí. Is múinteoir í agus tá a cuid amhránaíochta le cloisteáil ar an dlúthdhiosca atá aici ‘Ó Chaon Taobh’.

Angela Dean Masterson

Is as Iorras i gContae Mhaigh Eo í. Seineann sí an eadóg stáin agus uirlisí ceoil eile. She has won many competitions at county, provincial and All Ireland level.

Kathleen Conneely

Born in Bedford, England of Irish parents, her Dad is from Galway and her Mum from Longford. Now living in Boston where she plays and teaches music.

Padraig and Roisin McEneany

This Termonfeckin couple have danced world wide. e duo are in great demand for set dance classes, workshops and performances.

Connie O Connell

A renowned ddle player from Cill na Martra, Co. Cork, Connie is a renowned composer of tunes and is strongly in uenced by the music of Sliabh Luachra.

Marcus Ó hIarnáin (Marcus Hernon)

Rugadh agus togadh é i Roisín Na Mainíoch i gCarna, Contae na Gaillimhe. Tá aithne air mar cheoltóir, cumadóir agus déantóir feadóigí móra.

John Dwyer

Member of the great Dwyer family from the Beara peninsula in Cork, now living in Waterford. TG4 Traditional composer of the year for 2010, John’s compositions have been absorbed seamlessly into the repertoire of today’s traditional musician.

Richie Dwyer

et another talented Dwyer family member. Accordionist Richie Dwyer was TG4 Gradaim Cheoil composer of the year 2004. In 2012 he released a CD called ‘In a Creative Mood’ which features many of his compositions.

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