Tutors – 2017
From County Wexford, Vincent is the current All-Ireland Senior Button Accordion Champion. He is a young man with a
great accordion pedigree as he is a nephew of John Bass who was an All-Ireland champion in 1989 & 1990.
Growing up near Headford on the shores of Lough Corrib, Breda is the youngest of a very musical family and began learning music at an early age. She is now a highly accomplished fiddle player and gives workshops regularly, both in Ireland and abroad. Breda’s commercial recordings have brought her considerable critical acclaim.
The O’Mongain family from Doohoma are one of Mayo’s best known traditional music families. One of four brothers, all of whom play traditional music at the highest level, he becomes the fourth in the family to teach at Féile – a record surely?
A member of the renowned Gavin Family fom Corrandulla, Co. Galway, Noreen is a superb whistle player and a regular attendee at Féile Chois Cuain over the years.
From Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, and a member of one of the most famous traditional singing families in the country. Orlaith has inherited a rich tradition but also has her own individual style and is one of the finest singers of her generation. Orlaith has recorded commercially and in keeping with family tradition has supported De Dannan at a number venues..
Padraic Ó Dubháin
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.
learned his music in Boston as a child from his Father John and his brother Sean. He returned to his ancestral home in Connemara and now runs a music shop in Spiddal, Co. Galway with his wife Kelly Geraghty – who is also an accomplished musician and comes from a very well known musical dynasty in Ballindine Co. Mayo.
Caitlín Nic Gabhann
No stranger to Féile, Caitlín has been a regular since childhood, when she would have attended with her father Antóin Mac
Gabhann, a noted fiddler and teacher and her entire family all of whom are musicians and dancers. Caitlín has a number of successful recordings to her credit and tours worldwide with husband Ciarán Ó Maonaigh.
From Streamstown, Co. Westmeath Enda is a musician, composer, singer and teacher. Enda has a reputation as an excellent composer, winning awards for his compositions with many of them now being recorded by other musicians. He has a first class honours degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the University of Limerick and has a number of commercial recordings to his name.
TG4 Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana 2017. From Milltow Malbay, Liam is another of our tutors with a degree in Irish Music and Dance from the University of Limerick. Liam has performed and taught widely having given workshops in venues as unlikely and far away as Tokyo and Tanzania.
From Lissycassy in Co. Clare Jack Talty is a musician, composer and producer. The musicians Jack has worked and
collaborated with reads like a veritable “who’s who” of traditional music, having contributed to in excess of 40 albums to date.
Caitlín Ní Chualain
From Indreabhán in South Connemara and winner of the prestigious Corn Uí Riada at the Oireachtas 2016. Caitlin has a huge fan base in the sean nós singing scene.
From Morley, West Yorkshire Liz is a renowned fiddle player now living in Nenagh. Liz was a member of the 3 in a row all Ireland winning Ennis Ceili Band and has won All Ireland Duet title in 2001 and titles for Trio in 1994 and 2001.
A flute player from Chicago, he was awarded the Seán Ó’Riada Gold medal in 2016. Sean was reared in a musical household and his father, Clare-born, fiddle playing father, Mick Gavin was an early influence and tutor, Sean is a member of the group Bua as well as the acclaimed group NicGaviskey
A renowned Banjo player from Creggs, Co Galway, Colm has taught Banjo and Mandolin in the Galway school of Irish Traditional music for a number of years. Colm released a commercial CD in 2013 and before this he had toured widely all over the world and guested on a number of commercial recordings and musical collaborations.
Padraig and Roisin McEneany:
Padraig and Roisin McEneany: This Termonfeckin couple have danced worldwide. The duo are in great demand for set dance classes, workshops and performances.
An accomplished sean nós dancer and teacher John teaches regularly in his native Clifden, John has a number of Oireachtas titles to his credit and is also a highly proficient accordion player.