Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist/singer from Maghera, Co. Derry. He was Artist in Residence for Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, An tAcadamh Ceoil and IMBOLC International Music Festival from 2018-2019. As a guitarist, pianist and vocalist in the traditional groups Cóiriú and Meargánta, Jack has performed in the final of Siansa Gael Linn at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on multiple occasions, and at the Royal Albert Hall, London. He is part of The Doc Flock who appeared at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in October 2016.
In 2018 Jack was nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award. Later that year he won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. He is the guitarist and singer with new traditional group, ‘TRODA’. He is a graduate of Ulster University, Magee, with a 1st Class Honours in Irish with Music.
Son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O’Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading producers. He has performed and recorded with the likes of Duke Special, Moya Brennan, Davy Spillane, Four Men and a Dog, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, The Horslips, Darlingside, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr, to name but a few.
He has toured the world from a young age as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, more recently At First Light, Ulaid and the Gaelic-song super group A Stór Mo Chroí. He has composed music for theatre, television and film and has presented music shows for BBC ALBA, BBC NI, TG4, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio Na Gaeltachta.
Great Hall, Magee Campus
Ulster University Music Department is putting on two months of musical mastery at Magee campus
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