tradDad for hire…

In 2016 I was a finalist in the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition in Cork. I am a former All Britain Senior Flute Champion and have performed across Europe and in The United States with Trad Irish Groups, Céilí Bands and Theatre Productions as well as being featured on the Soundtrack to ‘The Irish Empire’ TV Series Commissioned by Radio Telefís Eireann/BBC Northern Ireland/SBS AUSTRALIA. I am currently a member of the Leeds Senior Céili Band, performing with them at All Ireland Céilí Band Finals. In the last couple of years I have been delighted to tutor at The University of Sheffield, Whitby Folk Week, Trip to Birmingham Trad Fest and The Leeds Irish Gathering as well as working on my PhD in Ethnomusicology. I offer the following services:


Trad Irish Flute, Low Whistle and Tin Whistle Lessons in person or via SKYPE:

£34  per hour (Musician Union Rates).

Festival Workshops: Price on request.

Qualifications: LCM Grade 8 (With Distinction) Trad Flute, Grade 5 Music Theory, ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching, MA Youth & Community Work.

DBS clearance.

Project Work:

I am experienced in and available for recording and live collaborative projects.


Tel: 07852955243

Twitter: @trad_dad

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8 Replies to “tradDad for hire…”

  1. Hi

    I keep seeing your posts on my twitter feed and thought I would have a nosey at your website! You caught my eye because of the tin whistle lessons! Me and a few of my friends at university are putting on a ceili to raise money for the great Sheffield based charity, the cathedral archer project, and are trying to find irish themed raffle prizes to keep it interesting! I was wondering whether there was anything you would be willing to donate such as a lesson or two?

    If you’d be interested in coming down that would be amazing because we are really trying to raise as much money as possible for them!

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Orla Doherty

  2. Hi
    I am looking for an accordion player or penny whistle player for my Mum and Dads diamond wedding anniversary meal on 9th Jan 2016. Just for a couple of hours from about 6p -8pm whilst we have a meal. Venue is Headingley Leeds. If you might be able to help please get in touch

  3. Hello Michael my family are having an 80th birthday meal for my nanna in march ’18 at a near by hotel in leeds and was wondering if you could come and play some music for about an hour or so we went to see river dance last year and she loved the music and I live irish flute music just wondering how much you charge thanks samantha x

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