jcawley

tunebook 12 tunes.

Flute player, wannabe fiddle player in Blarney, born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Cork has a great traditional music scene.

I love playing flute. The fiddle is super (technically, expressively, emotionally?) challenging, but I’m slowly getting better thanks to advice from Seamus Sands and Seamus Creagh’s Tunes for Practice CD. As a music educator, I have an obsessive interest in the learning process within the Irish traditional music community, which I’m currently researching for a book.

I’m fortunate enough to be involved in running and teaching in some community projects, particularly Club Ceoil Blarney and Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny. This work involves teaching music to kids who haven’t previously had the opportunity to learn. Sharing tunes, seeing kids and adults uplifted by the music is what keeps me ticking. https://www.facebook.com/creativetrad/