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Caitlín Nic Gabhann appointed 2022 UCC Traditional Artist in Residence

24 Dec 2021

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, and the School of Film, Music, and Theatre, in association with the Arts Council, are pleased to announce the appointment of the renowned musician, dancer, and composer, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, as the UCC Traditional Artist in Residence for 2022. Caitlín will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of her one-year residency, beginning in January 2022.

Nic Gabhann will be hosted by the UCC Music Department, where the study of Irish traditional music and dance has been pioneered for close to a century. She will be warmly welcomed by a team of internationally recognised traditional artists including Máire Ní Chéileachair, Bobby Gardiner, Connie O’Connell, Margaret McCarthy, Colm Murphy, Conal Ó Gráda, Niall Vallely, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby and Jack Talty.
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 TradConnect.com, 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.

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