Music Generation Tipperary
Aidan O’Donnell is widely regarded as one of Irish traditional music’s foremost musicians. TG4 Ceoltóir Óg na mBliana (Young Musician of the Year) 2010, Aidan has experience in many sides of the musical arts, performing and touring internationally both as a solo performer and with his award winning band FIDIL. He has performed with Grammy award winning and nominated artists such as Tim O’Brien (USA) and Solo Cissokho (Senegal), as well as some of Ireland’s finest musicians, including Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and both the RTÉ Symphony and Concert Orchestras.
Since completing his studies at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Aidan has also had varied experience in education. He has lectured in musicology and traditional Irish music in the University of Limerick and Ulster University and has presented academic research on his current doctoral studies at international events, including the NafCo.
Aidan, who is from Donegal but who has been a Tipperary resident since 2014, has also run a successful music school in Thurles, County Tipperary. He is a regular panellist for the Arts Council and a current committee member of Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí.
Music Generation Tipperary is managed by Tipperary Local Music Education Partnership, led by Tipperary Education and Training Board in partnership with Tipperary County Council.