Traditional Artist in Residence

Caitlín Nic Gabhann

A concertina player, teacher, composer and percussive dancer, the three-time All-Ireland concertina champion has been a regular performer at national and international festivals and concert halls over the last 15 years. Caitlín performs regularly with The High Seas, Caitlín & Ciarán, Cruinniú, NicGaviskey, Birkin Tree and The Irish Concertina Ensemble.

Caitlín’s compositions have been performed at the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Among the most popular of Caitlín’s compositions, Sunday’s Well and the reel, The Leeside Sessions, were both composed during Caitlín’s time studying at the UCC music department. The tunes subsequently featured on her debut album ‘Caitlín’, which received 'CD of the Year' from, and was described as the 'top Irish traditional album of 2012' by The Wall Street Journal.

As a solo dancer Caitlín has performed in the Celtic Christmas Sojourn in Boston and for 'Ceiliúradh' at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins. She has performed with Riverdance, the RTÉ Vanburgh Quartet, Paddy Keenan, Liam Ó Maonlaí and for Presidents and Royalty around the world.

Caitlín is a first class honours graduate of both University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin.


Previous artists in residence:

2020/21 Nollaig Casey


2019/20 Danny O'Mahony

2018/19 Jack Talty

2017/18 Colin Dunne

2016/17 Karen Casey


Department of Music

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