Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Note: All times are listed in CENTRAL TIME ZONE. Thank you!
Cathal Ó Curráin
Instructor Website: https://cathalocurrain.bandcamp.com/album/cos-n-ceoil
Teaching Bouzouki (T-W-Th) and Sean-nós Song (T-W-Th)
Cathal is a multi-instrumentalist from Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, who specialises in Irish Traditional and Folk Music on fiddle, banjo, bouzouki and song. From an early age Cathal was immersed in music from attending regular sessions in Teach Hiúdaí Beag with the likes of Mairéad and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Hailing from a family that are best known for their singing Cathal learned his songs from his aunties Caitlín and Bríd Joe Jack.
Performing from a young age with An Crann Óg, Cathal has travelled the world with different bands to America, Australia, New Zealand and all throughout Europe. His most recent work features on albums with The High Seas, The Friel Sisters and Aoife Scott and his debut solo album Cosán Ceoil was launched in 2022. Cathal was named Best Emerging Artist Radio 1 Folk Awards in 2022.