Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Instruments: Concertina

Three time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín was raised in a house full of music in Co. Meath. Her playing has been greatly influenced by her father Antóin Mac Gabhann, a noted fiddler and fiddle teacher. She is also an accomplished dancer and has toured the world with Riverdance as a troupe dancer. Caitlín teaches concertina annually at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and USA and has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Paddy Keenan, Liam Ó Maonlaí, for Presidents and Royalty around the world, most recently at ‘Ceiliúradh’ in the Royal Albert Hall, London as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins. Her debut solo CD release, Caitlín was voted the 2012 ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as being labelled the ‘top Irish traditional album of 2012’ by The Wall Street Journal. Caitlín is currently concentrating on musical collaborations with the award-winning fiddle player and documentary maker, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. She is also involved as musician and dancer with bands The High Seas, NicGaviskey, Birkin Tree and The Irish Concertina Ensemble.

Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork