Trad flute player becomes Emerging Musician-in-Residence

by Gazette Reporter
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCouncil and Music Network have appointed Iarlaith MacGabhann as the Emerging Musician-in-Residence 2021. 

He is the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2021 in a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network.

During the course of his Residency which begins this week, he will use archival material to investigate tunes by lesser known musicians associated with the North Connacht flute tradition.

 In parallel to this, Iarlaith will engage with local musician and founding member of The Chieftains, Michael Tubridy. Iarlaith will investigate and record Michael’s experience in music as we

ll as his extensive knowledge of traditional music and dance, with a focus on Dublin-based flute players.

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