World Music
Nick Roth

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. His work seeks the liberation of improvisation from composition, the poetic syntax of philosophical enquiry, and the function of music as translative epistemology. He has been composer-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI), the European Space Agency (ESTEC), dlr LexIcon, the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). He is artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading record label for new music. His work is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Composers.

Dr Matthew Noone

Matthew James Noone is an Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker, improviser, composer and performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. He has studied North Indian Classical music for over a decade with Sougata Roy Chowdhury in Kolkata and more recently with UK based sarodiya, K. Sridhar. He has performed Indian classical music across the globe and composes in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from Irish traditional music, free improvisation and contemporary electroacoustic music. He is currently undertaking a postdoctoral research fellowship investigating the composition potential of the sarode in the University of Limerick at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.


Kevin McNally

Kevin is a musician from west Cork with particular interests in Javanese gamelan, popular music and community music.  He is a founding member and assistant director of the Irish Gamelan Orchestra, with whom he represented Ireland at the International Gamelan Festival 2018 in Java. As a teacher he has over fifteen years experience as a classical guitar tutor, and teaches Central Javanese Gamelan performance courses in University College Cork, University of Limerick and in Skibbereen.  He is the founder and director of the west Cork Ukulele Orchestra, and the co-director of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival.

Éamonn Cagney

Éamonn Cagney is a percussionist, composer and teacher, and is one of Ireland’s premiere musicians. He has spent 25 years studying African djembe and world hand drum traditions, also playing conga, cajon, udu, bodhrán, drum kit and composing on piano and guitar. Éamonn has recorded three original albums, and works with many artists and ensembles, especially in world, jazz, Irish traditional, improvised and contemporary music forms. Éamonn teaches percussion at primary, secondary and third level throughout Ireland. Along with lecturing and tutoring in the Irish world academy, he is a visiting tutor in both UCD and UCC Schools of Music. http://eamonncagney.com/