Deirdre McGrory, Whistle, Traditional Singing, Irish Traditional Music, Inishowen, Donegal, Letterkenny, Ceol na Coille, Summer School,Deirdre Mc Grory – Whistle

Deirdre is an emerging young musician from the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal. Equally proficient on whistle or as vocalist, Deirdre has taken part in Fleadhanna Cheoil from a very young age, and has appeared with youth ensembles Coirm, Inishowen Traditional Music Project Ensembles and most recently Cineál. In 2016 she was selected to part of Feis Spè Ceilidh Trail performing throughout the Highlands in Scotland. Deirdre has years of experience teaching at Ceolan School of Music – Moville, Ceol na Coille Summer School – Letterkenny and Millstreet Trad Fest – Cork. In 2018 Deirdre was chosen to perform at Féile na hInse’s Recollections Honoria Galwey- Life and Music, uncovering some of the music collected by fellow Inishowen woman Honoria Galwey in the 1800’s.  She is currently in her second year studying Traditional Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

John Lee – Flute

Originally from Aughavas Co Leitrim and now living in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal .John grew up in an area that was rich in traditional music where his great influences were his father Peter, Michael McNamara and the flute player John Blessing .John has been involved in teaching music and as an adjudicator and music examiner for the RIAM and TTCT exams for many years. He has taught at the summer school in Tocane France and at various flute work shops throughout the country. He has also performed at various music festivals in Europe and toured America with Comhaltas. The album The Missing Reel with Sligo fiddle player Seamus Mcguire has been hailed as one of the all time classics of fiddle flute playing .John has a great interest in old musical collections and manuscripts and in passing these tunes on to musicians. He holds a TTCT diploma and his playing could be described as an attacking driving style with great emphasis on ornamentation and power and tone.