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

1st May - 4th May 2015
1 Bealtaine - 4 Bealtaine 2015

Tutors / Special Guests
Teagascóirí / Na hAíonna

Mairead Casey

One of the most in demand set-dance teachers, Mairead has a vast repertoire of sets and has taught widely at home and abroad. She will include a segment of sean-nós dancing in her class.

Michael Curran

From Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, Michael is the current All-Ireland accordion champion. He is in great demand as a performer, session player and music teacher at festivals throughout the country and beyond.

Tara Diamond

A member of the musical Bingham family from Co. Down, Tara and her husband, fiddle player Dermy Diamond, now live in Co. Dublin with their musical family. An excellent musician on flute and tin-whistle, she is also an accomplished teacher.

Martin & Christina Dowling

(Fiddle & Flute respectively) Martin & Christina are both highly accomplished musicians and teachers. Born and reared in the USA, they are very much part of the traditional arts scene in Belfast where they are long-time residents.

Paul Gallagher

Londoner Paul is a former All-Ireland Flute Champion and is a highly regarded flute and tin-whistle teacher in the London area. Apart from being an outstanding individual player he is a great session player with great energy and lift to his music.

Holly Geraghty

From a long line of musicians and music teachers, Holly is a native of Ballandine, Co. Mayo, and now lives in Co. Galway. She is a former All-Ireland Harp champion and is equally proficient on a number of other instruments.

Cian Kearins

Ó chontae Sligeach, tá Cian lonnaithe í mBaile Átha Cliath faoi láthair. He has achieved All-Ireland success at singing, flute and tin-whistle playing. A member of the Knocknashee Ceili Band he is an experienced teacher.

Brian McGrath

An outstanding musician on piano, banjo and mandolin, Brian has accompanied many other leading musicians and has played with groups like “Dervish”, “Four Men And A Dog”, “De Dannan” and “At The Racket” He has a number of successful recordings to his credit.

Orlaith McAuliffe

Of Kerry parents, Orlaith is a native of London and has won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles on flute and whistle at every age group. She is regarded as an exceptional talent and is in great demand at festivals as a performer and music teacher.

Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin

Bean óg as Baile Atha Cliath í Niamh a bhfuil cliú agas cáil bainte amach aici mar cheoltóir.  Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann All-Ireland concertina champion 2012, Niamh is a top class player and music teacher.

Traolach Ó Conghaile

Amhránaí agus múinteoir sean-nóis den chéad scoth ó Cathair na Mart é Traolach atá ina chonaí anois í Co. na Gaillimhe.  Tá mórán duaiseanna bainte amach aige mar amhránaí ar an sean-nós, ina measc duaiseanna ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge.

Emma Sweeney

From a renowned musical family, Manchester born and reared, Emma is a very exciting talent on fiddle and whistles. Emma is a Songlines Award nominated fiddler whose roving debut album “Pangea” has confirmed her status as one of trad. music’s rising stars.

Seamus Walsh

From Quilty, Co Clare Seamus now lives in Galway and is among the elite of accordion players. He is an excellent music teacher and has several successful recordings to his credit.

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Enquiries to

Michael O'Grady
Tel: + 353 (0) 98 66276
Mobile + 353 (0) 87 2412511
Email: feilechoiscuain@yahoo.com

Kitty O'Malley
Tel: + 353 (0) 98 66281
Mobile + 353 (0) 86 3985163
Email: kittyomalley@eircom.net


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