Niall Hackett, concertina, ceol na coille summer school, Traditional Music, Donegal, IrelandNiall Hackett – Concertina

Niall plays concertina and bouzouki. He has been teaching in Gaoth Dobhair for a number of years, where he has a thriving group of young concertina players. A Dublin native, he moved to Donegal in 2002. He works as a freelance sound engineer and archivist with the Irish Traditional Music Archive. More recently he has returned to study music part-time at Ulster University. His focus was 19th century mandolin technique under classical mandolinist and composer Chris Acquavella. Niall is currently performing with experimental music collective ‘Árchú’.