Cathy Kirke is a member of Emyvale C.C.É., Co. Monaghan and plays bodhrán, whistle and piano. She qualified from Mater Dei in Dublin in 2014 with a B.Ed Music & Religion and received the Boylan Award for Music student of the year. She completed a Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance in the University of Limerick in 2015.
She is a member of the McQuaid School of Irish Dancing and has travelled as a dancer with a group from Clasac to many international festivals. She is a member of the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra and also took part in the Comhaltas concert tour of Ireland and Britain in 2018/2019. Cathy is a member of the Ulster Traditional Folk Orchestra which premiered ‘Ómós na nUltach’ at Fleadh Uladh last July. She has taught bodhrán and piano at Scoil Éigse over the past few years.
Please note all master classes are for intermediate / advanced level.