Academic, Teaching & Busy Bits (Courtesy of the Artists site to 2000).
1993 - 96 BMus, Queen's University Belfast.
1997 - 98 MA in Musicology at Queen's University - main research topic the harp in 18th-century Ireland, and the collections of folk music at that time.
1998 - 99 Graduate Diploma in Education (Music), University of Limerick
1994 TTCT (Teastas i dTeagasc Ceolta Tire) diploma for teaching the Irish harp, at advanced level - awarded by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and the Department of Education
Private and workshops, as well as at several annual summerschools
HarpFest and the Glencolmcille Summer School (Harp Foundation Ireland Ltd)
Scoil Eigse (Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann) 1996 - 2001
Festival International de Harpe Celtique,Dinan, 1995
20th Mosenberg Harp Festival 1999
Celtic Days on Lake Constance 2000
Monthly workshops in Isle of Man for Manx Heritage Foundation
Member of the Belfast Harp Orchestra (Orchestra leader, 1996 - 1999)
_ Founded by Janet Harbison (director) in 1992 in commemoration of the bicentenary of the 1792 Belfast Harper's Assembly. The orchestra has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA, and have produced various recordings, including Carillon and Colmcille (Columban Suite composed by Janet Harbison in commemoration of the death of St Columba in 597AD) and have also featured with the Chieftains on The Celtic Harp.
Member of the Belfast based group Clarsheree
_ Specialising in Irish music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Recording Feasting with Carolan.
Member of the Irish National Harp Ensemble.
_ Toured Britain in 1996 with the popular show 'Spirit of the Dance'. Performance in Norway 1998, with the show 'Celtic Crossroads'.
Member of National Folk Orchestra (CCE)
_ Performances include 'Slad agus Slαnϊ' and the 'Millennium Suite'.
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann tours:
_ Ireland (1996), Britain (1995) and North America (1996).
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 1996,1997
International Harp Festival
_ Tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland organised by Rόdiger Oppermann in 1996.
Concerts in Italy
_ Performances in various venues, including Bergamo, Verona, Rovito (Chiesa S. Sofia) and Colugna (Teatro Bon).
2 Tracks on the CCE production 'Come with me over the Mountain'
2 Tracks on the compilation CD 'Art of Harp', Vol. 1
CD - Between the Showers
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