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Performance History

Competitions For Harp (1st Prizes)

Rencontres Internationales de l’Harpe Celtique,
Awen Trophy for Composition and Improvisation, 1985
An tOireachtas, Senior Harp Competition 1982
Granard Harp Festival Competition, Canon Gilfinnon Cup 1982
O’Carolan Festival Rosebowl, 1981
All Ireland Championship 1981
Granard Bicentenary Harp Festival Compeition (Vocal and harp) 1981
Isle of Man Millenium Competition (£1,000) 1979
Feis Ceoil, An Chruit, Gold Medal, 1971

Special Accolades

Accompanied President Mary McAleese on her state visit to the People’s Republic of China, 2003
Harper at signing of Anglo-Irish Agreement, Washington DC 1985 (guest of President Reagan)
Harper at President Reagan’s visit to ancestral home in Ballyporeen (1983)
Performed with Belfast Harp Orchestra at visit of President Bill Clinton to Belfast (1994)

Venues Performed

Rep. of Ireland
National Concert Hall, Dublin; National Gallery; Kilkenny Arts Festival; Clifden Arts Festival; Carolan, Granard and Termonfeckin Harp Festivals; Trinity College, Dublin; Aula Maxima, Cork University; Royal Dublin Society; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin; Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin; St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny; St. John’s Cathedral, Sligo; St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, University of Limerick, St.Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick; PanCeltic Festival.

Northern Ireland
The Waterfront Hall; Ulster Hall; Belfast Festival at Queens; Belfast Folk Festival; Queen’s University, Belfast; Stormont Castle & Parliament Buildings; World Harp Festival, Belfast ’92; Belfast Cathedral; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh; Linen Hall Library, Belfast; Elmwood Hall; Hillsborough Castle, National Trust properties;

Great Britain
Barbican Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, The Purcell Rooms, St.James’ Church, Picadilly, West End; London; London – Irish Festival; Birmingham Symphony Hall; Beverly Folk Festival; Manchester Arts Festival; All Britain Fleadh Ceoil; Highland & Edinburgh Harp Festivals; Isle of Man Millennium Celebration;

Carnegie Hall New York; Boston Symphony Hall; Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and the New Brunswick Hall with the Chieftains and Belfast Harp Orchestra; Irish Charitable Society, 250th Anniversary; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York; Irish American Cultural Institute (3 concert and lecture tours); Annual conference for American Committee for Irish Studies, guest speaker and artist; Milwaukee Irish Fest; Savannah Celtic Festival; Emory University, Atlanta; Boston College; Notre Dame University; McGill University Montreal

Auditorium les Halles, Paris; Hotel George V, Paris; Festival de Cornuaille (Brittany); Festival de Lorient (Brittany); Rencontres Internationales de l’Harpe Celtique (Dinan, Brittany); European Music Year (1987) tour with folk group ‘Oisn’ (5 months); ‘World Harp Festival’ representing the Celtic tradition, Europe (East and West) Concert Tours with Rudiger Opperman (1993-2001)