in County Mayo in the West
i gContae Mhaigh Eo in Iarthar na
2nd May - 5th May 2014
2 Bealtaine - 5 Bealtaine 2014
Tutors / Special
Teagascóirí / Na hAíonna
Na hAíonna agus
Special Guests and Teachers
**Programme for 2014 Festival will be updated in Feb 2014**
An All-Ireland champion banjo player, Theresa, of a very musical family, was born and reared in England. She now resides in Co. Sligo and is a member of the excellent "Border Collies" traditional music group.
Limerick native, Charlie now lives near Ardrahan, Co. Galway, where he has gained an enviable reputation as a tuner and repairer of accordions. While in England he learned from many of the emigrant masters. A top class musician and teacher.
Born in Birmingham, Catherine returned to Ireland and is now based in Co. Meath where she is married to flute player Tom McGorman. She plays in the North Connacht style of her parents and is very much sought after as a performer and teacher.
Micheál Ó Raghallaigh
Duine de chlann cheolmhar, chlúiteach as as Rath Moliain i gContae na Mí, Mícheál is one of the all-time greats of concertina playing. Has made a number of outstanding recordings and is a very experienced music teacher.
Len was born in County Antrim to a family steeped in traditional music, song and dance. He has recorded several albums and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards in Ireland and abroad.
Treasa Ní Mholláin
Amhránaí agus múinteoir sean-nóis den chéad scoth as Inis Mór, Árainn, í Treasa. Tá mórán duaiseanna bainte amach aici mar amhránaí ar an sean-nós, ina measc Corn Uí Riada.
Colm is an outstanding flute and tin-whistle player and has won All-Irelands on these as well as for traditional singing and lilting. A member of "The Border Collies" group and an experienced teacher.
Belfast native Dermy, now lives in Co. Dublin along with his wife, well-known flute player, Tara, the children Danny and Helen, both of whom are accomplished fiddlers. Has taught fiddle for many years at festivals throughout the country.
Born in England, John now lives in Co. Meath. He is brother of flute player Catherine and he too plays in the north Connacht style. He is an excellent music teacher and has a number of excellent recordings - solo and with others - to his credit.
An All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil accordion champion, Colin is a native of Co. Westmeath now living in Co. Clare. He recently released an excellent CD "Between the Jigs and Reels".
Experienced music teacher, Gavin is an excellent Tin Whistle and Uilleann Pipes player. A native of Dublin he has a number of successful recordings to his credit and has appeared on a number of Trad Music Television programmes.
Multi-instrumentalist, Connemara native Fiachra, is one of the outstanding young pipers on the scene currently. Winner of the All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes title at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in 2008, he has released successful CDs - solo and with Quebec fiddle player Sophie Lavoie.
Noirín Ní Shúilleabháin
Bean de chlann cheolmhar chlúiteach í Noirín atá ina conaí i gCarna, Conamara. She released an excellent CD in 2012 "The Quiet House" and has played and taught music widely. She is a music examiner for SCT run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
Dubliner Jerry teaches set-dancing at the Pipers Club and at Festivals throughout the country for many years past. He is equally well known as a ballad singer.
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