Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan
Mairéad Duffy graduated from the University of Ulster with a B. Mus Hons and a PGCE in Music Education. During her university years in Belfast she was a member of the Belfast Harp Orchestra, who recorded and toured with The Chieftains. She was the featured vocalist in many of these performances, performing at Milwaukee Irish Fest and Carnegie Hall. She won the Nancy Calthorpe Memorial Prize for Irish Harp and Voice at Dublin Feis Ceoil.
She has studied choral conducting with Dr Doreen Rao, and returned to Carnegie Hall in January 2016 with members of the Senior Choir of St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon, to perform in Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers.
Mairéad is a past chair of TOSINI- Teachers of Singing in Ireland, and is in great demand as a vocal coach/leader and musical director.
Following a successful Fundit campaign and support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland she released her debut album ‘Silver Tin House’ as a singer songwriter in 2016
Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan is managed by Cavan/Monaghan Music Education Partnership, led by Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board in partnership with Monaghan County Council and Cavan County Council.