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Teachers 2022


Noreen McManus


Noreen McManus has been actively involved in Traditional Music in the Northeast of Ireland

for over twenty years. She started fiddle under the tutelage of the legendary Martin Mulvihill,

New York, USA.

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Eimear McGeown


Eimear started Irish flute at a young age with the legendary Seamus Tansey and won two All Ireland titles. She has appeared as soloist on BBC's Last Night of the Proms and in Carnegie Hall performing on both Classical and Irish flutes. Eimear launched her debut album 'Inis', at the Irish Embassy in London hosted by Ambassador Adrian O'Neill.

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Marie Nivel

Celtic Harp

Starting out on the violin at age seven, Marie Nivel took up Celtic harp in 2008 and has since deepened her passion and skills for Irish music. In 2021 she released her first album The Road Less Travelled a personal selection of traditional Celtic and Scandinavian tunes, as well as her own compositions.

Marie Nivel is known for her sensitive playing and beautiful song writing. She has been performing solo and with a wide variety of musicians since 2012 at concerts, festivals and for private events.

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Brendan T. Monaghan

Uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhrán

Brendan is from Banbridge in Northern Ireland and has worked as a professional folk musician since 1991. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialised in uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes) and tin whistles.

Back in Ireland, he was teaching in primary and secondary level schools as well as in several Comhaltas branches. He has several years of experience teaching music to children and adults alike.

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J Eoin


JEoin comes from Limerick City – the historical cathedral city made famous in the film ‘Angela’s Ashes’. He has performed widely and travelled extensively – from Kazakhstan to Norway.


His commitment and dedication to live performance and his passion for the art of songwriting and song interpretation has sustained and nurtured a long term music career that began at an open door in Ireland and has continued to break on the city shores and the far away oceans across the world today.

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Åse Kristine Waglen


Åse Kristine Waglen teaches Irish dance at the dance school Sound-Irish dance Factory in Oslo and is a member of the Sound- Irish Dance Company. She took up Irish dancing at 16 and began teaching only a short time after this. Her main motivation is always to give people the opportunity to enjoy Irish music through dancing and community building.

Åse is our ceili caller at the Féile Oslo and will teach a ceili crash-course for all those who want to join the ceili night but want to be prepared.

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Cecilie Stensrud

Sean nós dance

Cecilie started out with modern Irish dance in 2008 and has since then developed her passion for Irish music and more traditional dance styles. She is currently the only one in Norway to teach Irish ‘sean nós’ or ‘old style’ dance.


She is a member of “Sound Irish Dance Company” as well as a teacher at the dance school “Sound Irish Dance Factory”.

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