PhD Thesis

When Evening Shadows Fall: The Development of the Composition of Irish Traditional Dance Music in the East Galway Style from c.1950

Masters Thesis

The Music of John Brady and its Integration and Influence on the Irish Traditional Repertoire (2010)

Lectures, Papers and Lecture Recitals

Irish Music and Culture: Pedagogical Perspectives:‘ A series of Lectures delivered annually in conjunction with the Masters in Music Education programme at the School of Education Trinity College Dublin, 2015-present. 

The Lonely Fireside’: The Development of Form and Modality in the Composition of Traditional Irish Dance Music in the ‘East Galway Style’ from c.1950′, presented at TUDublin Artistic Research Perspectives, 2019. 

‘An introduction to Traditional Irish Music’ presented at the Conservatory of Music, Beijing 2012. 

‘The Development of Irish Traditional Dance Music’ presented at Irish Music Study Day, Queen’s University Belfast, 2012.

‘The Thrush and the Blackbird are Singing: Whistling and Irish Traditional Dance Music’, Presented at the National Library of Ireland 2013. 

‘Style and Repertoire in the East Galway Flute Tradition, as Exemplified by Paddy Carty’, Lecture Recital presented at Dublin Institute of Technology, 2010. 

‘Songs of the Unwanted’: Songs of the Yiddish and Judeo Spanish Tradition, Presented at Trinity College Dublin with Dr. Katerina Garcia, Dr. Isabella Goldstein, Peter Moc and Ales Bajgart, 2019. 

‘From Toledeo to Salonika: A Mediterranean Journey’, with Dr. Katerina Garcia and Peter Moc, presented at Pearse Museum, Dublin 2019. 

Forthcoming Publications

Book Monograph and CD

Feadáil: All-Ireland Champion Whistlers 1954-2019 (Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, 2020) In Press. Release date postponed due to Coronavirus. 


I have contributed to a number of publications including:

‘Bravo: Junior Certificate Music’, Marita Kerin and May Costello

‘The Otherworld: Music and Song from the Irish Tradition’, Professor Ríonach Uí Ógáin and Tom Sherlock


The Gold Ring: Documentary On Newstalk


Lorg Lunny (TG4 2010 ) 8 Episodes

Geantraí (TG4 2011) 1 Episode

‘Chasing Leprechaun’s’ (Hallmark Channel 2012) Movie 

Ciorras @ Celtic Connections (BBC 2012) Live Concert 1 Episode 

Fleadh Programme (RTE 1 2012) 1 Episode

 Seachtain Na Gaeilge Special (RTE2 2013) 1 Episode

Gradam Ceoil TG4 (TG4 2016) 1 Episode 

The Lost Letter (RTE 1 2017) short film 

Peek Zoo (RTE Jr. 2018) 26 episodes 

The Christmas Letter (RTE 1, Sky One, NBCUniversal 2019) Animated Short film 


Feochán, Robert Harvey (Roundwood Records, 2020)

Silver Lining, Ciorras (Wispy Cloud Records 001, 2010)

Ciorras Live, Ciorras (Wispy Cloud Records 002, 2012)

The Songs of Zelda: A Link to the Celts (Eimear Noone, 2017)

The Macalla Suite, Michael Rooney and The Macalla Orchestra (Draoicht 2016)

Saluting the Brave DVD, Emer Dunne (2014)

Simple Philosophers, DIT Traditional Ensemble (DIT,2005)

Flow My Tears, DIT Traditional Ensemble (DIT, 2007)

Western Wind, DIT Traditional Ensemble (DIT, 2015)

Live at the Lexicon, Katerina Garcia Band (Katerina Garcia, 2016)

Drive ‘er On, Camross Comhaltas (2002)