Teagascóirí – Tutors 2022
Son of well-known Roscommon flute player John Carlos, Dylan was the 2019 All Ireland fiddle champion. He has recorded a critically acclaimed album with flute player Cein Sweeney. We are delighted to welcome both musicians to Louisburgh this year.
Awarded with the prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2021, Sorcha is a highly regarded teacher and performer and hails from a well-known musical family, the McNamara’s from Tulla in County Clare.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Marie has won All Ireland titles on button accordion and piano accompaniment. Marie teaches extensively and her students have had considerable success at various fleadhanna.
Another former winner of the TG4 Young Musician of the Year, Conor hails from Ardrahan and is very well known for his South Galway style of accordion playing and wonderful singing.
From Killeshandra in County Cavan and 2015 All Ireland flute champion, Cein is a renowned flute player, recording artist and
Iarlaith Mac Gabhann
A native of County Dublin, Iarlaith’s music
is strongly influenced by flute players such as John McKenna, Tom Morrison, Packie Duignan and Patsy Hanly to name a few. He has performed regularly at festivals an is a member of the well known band Nuadán.
Undoubtedly one of the best-known Irish whistle players, Mary’s recordings have been critically cited as “outstanding and unequalled”. We look forward to welcoming Mary and hearing her soulful music which she has shared on an international level for many years.
Cormac began learning the whistle from Mary Bergin at an early age and went on to become highly proficient on whistle and pipes. He has toured and taught in Ireland, Japan, Africa, the USA and throughout Europe.
Grew up in East Clare surrounded by music and learned at a young age from masters such a John Naughton and Martin Rochford. Mary has performed and recorded with some of the finest traditional musicians and is much sought after as a teacher.
A brilliant concertina player from Kilmaley,
Aoibheann has been playing since childhood and has learned from some of the East Clare masters of the tradition. She released a critically acclaimed album with her sister Pamela in 2019.
from Leitrim originally and now based in Ballyvaughan, Alan although plays many instruments is primarily a banjo player with an individual style. His recent work has included performance, recording sessions, teaching and a movie appearance.
from Annaghdown, County Galway, Catherine is one of the most outstanding young accompanists and fiddle players in the country with the list of artists she has worked with reading like a “who’s who” of traditional Irish music.
A native of Bekan in East Mayo, now living in Galway for many years. Anne began singing at a young age learning songs from her parents both of whom were singers. Anne was also influenced by the Northern Singing Tradition.
Mícheál Ó Confhaola
As Casla, Gaeltacht Chonamara ó dhúchas, tá clú agus cáil ar Chaitríona ar fud na tíre mar amhránaí agus mar mhúinteoir amhránaíochta den scoth agus is iomaí gradam a bronnadh uirthi síos tríd na blianta. Is minic a bhíonn a cuid amhránaíochta le cloisteáil i gCluain Cearbán agus tá ríméad orainn go mbeidh sí linn arís i mbliana.
Pádraig & Róisín McEneany
This Termonfeckin couple have danced worldwide. The duo are in great demand for set dance classes, workshops and performances and are regular visitors to Féile.
A wonderful Sean-Nós dancer and teacher from Newport, County Mayo. Cathy has been dancing at the Féile for many years and we are delighted to have her as this year’s Sean-Nós dance tutor.