Curriculum Vitae

Instruments:

  • Irish Harp – Professional
  • Piano – Professional
  • Tin Whistle – Good command
  • Guitar – Some knowledge
  • Voice – Some knowledge

Genres:

  • Traditional Irish – Harp & Piano
  • Popular – Harp & Piano
  • Classical – Piano & some Harp
  • Jazz & Blues – Some Piano

 

Music Education & Qualifications:

Instrument Examinations:

Pianoforte:                           

  • Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) Grade VIII
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade VII
  • Scrúdú Ceol Tίre (SCT) [accredited by RIAM] Junior V (equivalent Grade V)

Irish Harp:                           

Theory Examinations:      

  • Music Theory: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)  Grade V
  • Secondary School Music:    

– Junior Certificate, Higher Level A Grade 

– Leaving Certificate, Higher Level A Grade

Recital Examinations:

  • Pianoforte: Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) Advanced Piano Recital (Gold Medal)

Courses & Workshops attended:

Irish Harp:                      

  • Granard Harp Festival Workshop 2005
  • Scoil Éigse, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Letterkenny 2006
  • Scoil Éigse, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Tullamore 2007 – 2009
  • Meitheal Summer School 2008
  • Scoil Éigse, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Cavan 2010

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Adjudication:  Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Fleadh (competition) adjudication course completed 2015
  • Tuition: 6 years experience 2008 – to date (individual lessons; group lessons; workshops)
  • Performance: 8 years professional experience 2006 – to date (weddings; funerals; functions; TV & radio; corporate events)

 

Employment History:

Tuition:

Harp (Irish): Self-employed 06 / 2008 – to date

Céilί Band (Irish):  Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Craobh Seán Treacy, Dublin 9 09 / 2016 – 05/2016

Piano (classical) Self-employed 01 / 2016 – 07/2016

Orchestra (Irish): Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Craobh Seán Treacy, Dublin 9  09 / 2014 – 05/2016

Harp (Irish): Ceoltόirί Cluain Tarbh Fairview, Dublin 3 01 / 2014 – 06/2014

 Harp (Irish), Tin Whistle: Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Craobh Seán Treacy, Dublin 9 09 / 2009 – 06/2016

Piano (Irish): Workshop for Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Clasac, Clontarf, Dublin 3 05 / 2013                                   

Piano (classical): Self-employed 09 / 2012 – 12 / 2012

Keyboard (Irish): Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Craobh Seán Treacy, Dublin 9 01 / 2009 – 05 / 2009

Performance:

Carol & Associates Corporate Entertainment Consultancy 05 / 2015 – to date

Performances include:

  • Measuring Behaviour Conference  Clontarf Castle, Dublin 3 05 / 2016
  • Irish Grocer’s Benevolent Fund Ball 2015 The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2 06 / 2015

Freelance 06 / 2006 – to date

Performances include:

  • Radio Performance: “The Sunday Sequence” BBC Radio Ulster, live 03 / 2016
  • “Turning of the Sovereign Seal” State Event Mansion House, Dublin 2 01 / 2012
  • Opening Ceremony for the ICA Centenary Dublin Castle, Dublin 2  01 / 2010

Comhaltas Ceoltόirί Éireann Concert Tours 09 / 2012 – 10 / 2013

  • “Macalla na hÉireann” Tour of Ireland 09 / 2012
  • “Echoes of Erin” Tour of Britain 02 / 2013
  • “Echoes of Erin” Tour of North America 10 / 2013

 

Awards:

Personal

Pianoforte: Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) High Achiever’s Award 2012

Irish Harp:

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (All Ireland)

  • Over 18  Duet (3rd Place) 2012
  • Over 18  Duet (3rd Place) 2011

Fleadh Cheoil Laighean (Provincial)

  • Over 18 Harp (1st Place) 2014
  • Over 18 Duet (1st Place) 2012
  • Over 18 Trio (1st Place) 2012
  • Over 18 Duet (1st Place) 2011
  • 15-18 Harp (2nd Place) 2009
  • 15-18 Trio (1st Place) 2009
  • 15-18 Harp (1st Place) 2008
  • 12-15 Harp (1st Place) 2007
  • 12-15 Harp (1st Place) 2006

Fleadh Cheoil Átha Cliath (Dublin County):  Numerous Prizes 2005 – 2014

  • Harp
  • Duet
  • Trio
  • Accompaniment
  • Orchestra
  • Céilί Band

Granard Harp Festival

  • Novice    Harp   (1st place)    2005
  •  12-15       Harp   (2nd place)   2005

Keadue Harp Festival

  • Novice    Harp   (1st place)    2005
  • 12-15       Harp   (1st place)    2005

Nobber Harp Festival

  • 15-18       Harp   (3rd place)    2008

Student

Irish Harp:                    

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland)        

  • Emer Nί Scolaί   U12 Harp (1st Place) 2016
  • Muireann Nί Mhaoildeirg U12 Trio (2nd Place) 2016
  • Emer Nί Scolaί U12  Harp Slow Airs (3rd Place) 2015
  • Emer Nί Scolaί  U12 Harp (1st Place) 2014
  • Emer Nί Scolaί  U12  Harp Slow Airs (3rd Place) 2014

Fleadh Cheoil Laighean (Provincial)

  • Anna N Chárthaigh  12-15 Harp (1st Place) 2016
  • Emer Nί Scolaί U12 Harp (1st Place) 2016
  • Muireann Nί Mhaoildeirg U12 Trio (1st Place) 2016
  • Emer Nί Scolaί  U12 Harp (1st Place) 2015
  • Emer Nί Scolaί   U12  Harp Slow Airs (2nd Place) 2015
  • Muireann Nί Mhaoildeirg U12 Harp (3rd Place) 2015
  • Muireann Nί Mhaoildeirg U12 Accompaniment (3rd Place) 2015
  • Emer Nί Scolaί U12 Harp (3rd Place) 2014
  • Emer Nί Scolaί U12 Harp Slow Airs (1st Place)  2014

Fleadh Cheoil Átha Cliath (Dublin County): Numerous Prizes 2010 – 2016

  • Harp
  • Trio
  • Piano
  • Accompaniment
  • Orchestra
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