Harp Tutors 2023
Gráinne Hambly from County Mayo is an internationally recognised exponent of the Irish harp, and is in great demand as a performer and teacher, both at home and abroad. Gráinne started to play Irish music on the tin whistle at an early age, before moving on to the concertina and later the harp. She lived in Belfast for six years, where she completed a Masters Degree in Musicology, awarded by Queen’s University (1999).
Fionnuala Rooney is an accomplished harper originally from Scotstown, Co. Monaghan and now residing in Quin, Co. Clare. She has had great success winning All-Ireland harp titles as well as the prestigious Granard and Keadue competitions at every age category.
Fiana Ní Chonaill
Fiana hails from Castleconnell, Co Limerick. She comes from a family that has been involved in Irish music for three generations and was reared in a household immersed in the Irish music tradition. Fiana began learning harp under the tuition of Dr. Janet Harbison and toured extensively throughout Europe as part of the Irish Harp Orchestra.
Fiddle & Concertina Tutors 2023
Manus McGuire is an Irish fiddle player who has for many years been involved in performing, recording, teaching and in more recent times, composition. Originally from Sligo and now resident in East Clare, he grew up in a rich musical environment in the North West of Ireland and together with his brother Seamus, he was ideally placed to carry on a fiddle tradition made legend by Michael Coleman, James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and Lad O’Beirne.
Limerick native Cillian King has been playing music from the age of 6 and is currently one of the most in demand multi-instrumentalists in Ireland today. At 15 he toured with the Irish Harp Orchestra as a guest soloist on their winter German tour which included performances at philharmonics in Munich, Berlin and Cologne.