Kilkenny Tradfest


Mary MacNamara – Concertina

Mary’s musical style was honed and perfected as a young girl in the homes of Mikey Donoghue and P. Joe Hayes of Maghera, and Sunday afternoon sessions with Joe Bane and Bill Malley in Lena’s Bar in Feakle. This unique musical nurturing has resulted in Mary being a highly respected musician performing at home and abroad and also one of the most sought after teachers of Irish Music today. Her workshop will focus on helping the student musicians to improve their rhythm and play music with competence confidence and conviction. The objective will be to teach a selected number of tunes with this focus of quality rather than quantity.