Kate Murphy Music School- Accordion
The Kate Murphy Fiddler’s Green School of Music
Kilbroney Integrated School, Cloughmore Rd.
Attendees to the Music School are reminded that these sessions are intermediate to advanced level and you must bring your own instrument.
For Kate Murphy, music was an endless source of joy, comfort, mystery and challenge.
She loved music in all its genres, but had a special affection for folk and traditional music, particularly that of the wooden flute. Kate was a wonderful teacher, facilitator and advocate of music and was “instrumental “ in setting up our school which, in her honour, will be henceforth known as ‘ The Kate Murphy Fiddler’s Green School of Music ‘
Máirtin Tourish is an award winning accordionist, composer, producer and musicologist from Co. Donegal. He was the first piano accordion player to win the prestigious TG4 “Young Musician of the Year” in 2008 and since then has soared too many heights.In the same year, he graduated from The Conservatory of Music and Drama achieving first class honours in classical performance and winning the Anne Leahy Medal for the highest academic mark for his dissertation “The James Tourish Collection: Its Stylistic Significance within Its Cultural Context” and later awarded in a nationwide musicology competition by the Council of the Heads of Music in Higher Education. He now tours the world over both as a solo artist and with Irish Music supergroup “Altan”.