Students have contact with some of the finest and most well known performers in traditional Irish music and related traditions. Weekly classes are provided by our permanent team of instrumental tutors. However, a particular core feature of the programme is the number of visiting tutors to the programme where students have unparalleled, extensive access to the leading performers internationally. Students also have an important say in the choice of tutors who visit in the academic year.
Some of our visiting tutors have included Martin Hayes, Tommy Peoples, Frankie Gavin, Kevin Crawford, Matt Molloy, Jean Michelle Veillion, Brian Finnegan, Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Bergin, Enda Scahill, Mikey Smith, Ryan Molloy, Matt Cranich, Noel Hill, Charlie Harris, Micheal O Raghallaigh, Dermot Byrne, Karen Tweed, Laoise Kelly, Joe Burke, Kieran Hanrahan, Liam O’Connor, Any Irvine, Roisin White, Niall Vallely, Catherine McEvoy, Nan Tom Teaimín De Búrca, Tony MacMahon, Dave Milligan, Marcus Moloney, Alec Finn and many, many more.
Regular tutors include Siobhan Peoples, Eileen O’Brien-Minogue, Derek Hickey, John Carty, Jim Higgins, Niall Keegan, Kieran Munnelly, Majella Bartley, Tommy Fitzharris, Alan Colfer, Tadhg Ó Meachair, Conal O’Kane, Karan Casey, among others.