Tinwhistle, flute, tenor banjo and mandolin
Instructor Turlach Boylan grew up on a farm in County Derry, the oldest of seven children. He began playing Irish music in earnest on the flute at the age of 16 studying with County Antrim flute master John Kennedy. Turlach has lived in the US since 1989, and toured extensively with the traditional band Glen Road, performing for audiences of all ages.
Fiddle, mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar, bodhran and bones
David Agee grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and got his first guitar at the age of ten. He first started playing Irish music in 1980 with a local band named Talisman,and then went on to play and record with other Irish groups such as Scartaglen and Blackthorne. He has also been featured on Gerald Trimble's, "First Flight", and Tom Schroeder's, "An Artistic Autoharp" and Jim Cosgrove's series of children's CDs. David is currently playing in The Shoe String Band ,who just recently released their new CD called "A Box of Fiddle Tunes".
Fiddle, Tin whistle and bodhran
From 1987 to 1994 multi-instrumentalist Doug Goodhart was director of Center For World Music, an arts organization dedicated to world traditions. Doug’s unique and gentle teaching style is known for getting students “up and running”. Although Doug teaches Irish music on whistle and bodhran, he plays several styles of music on numerous instruments, and is a great resource for those wishing to learn a variety of styles.
Emily McIntyre is a Celtic harpist, pianist, and vocalist based in Independence, MO.
... a man in a kilt led me up to a glorious blond harp that came, at its highest point, to my midchest. The strings felt warm under my fingers, and the curved knee-block solid and assuring. That was my introduction to the Celtic harp, at the Kansas City Scottish Highland Games a few years ago. I left, hours later, in a harp-induced daze, determined that no matter how much it cost me I would play the harp. I saved my pennies and salivated over photographs until I bought my first harp,...