Music School Tutors
Here you will find details of all the tutors currently working with the Coleman Music Centre
Junior Davey was born in Clooneigh, Gurteen, Co.Sligo. The strongest musical influence was his his father Andrew, who was an authority in Sligo fiddle playing. Junior is a five times All Ireland Bodhran Champion & Bones World Champion.
He is a wonderful musician, deeply rooted in the south Sligo style of traditional music and is a long-time member of the Centre’s resident group, Ceoltóirí Coleman. Not only is he a compelling performer and a truly exciting bodhrán player, he is also an inspirational and experienced teacher who has taught in the Coleman Centre for many years.
Michael Hurley – Flute, Fiddle and Whistle
Michael Hurley was born and raised in Leeds England to Mayo and Galway parents. His father was a flute player and taught Michael and his three brothers to a high standard.
He has been teaching in the Coleman Centre since it first opened, and has produced many champion musicians, céilí bands and groups. He is a long-time member of the Centre’s resident group, Ceoltóirí Coleman and has featured on many of the Coleman Centre recordings.
Fiona Doherty – Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Flute
Fiona grew up in a musical family from Charlestown, Co. Mayo and learned her music from her father and grandfather, both fiddle players. She has been teaching music at all levels for over 30 years in the South Sligo area and has played extensively abroad in Europe, Australia and U.S.A.
Her classes in the Coleman Centre cater for both group and individual tuition on Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Flute for all ages and abilities including an Adult music class. Fiona is a music examiner for the SCT (Scrúdú Ceol Tíre) Traditional Music Exams run by Comhaltas and is available for both Junior and Leaving Cert music tuition and SCT Comhaltas Exam revision.
Fiona is a member of the Centre’s resident perfomance group, Ceoltóirí Coleman, and also organises the long running Junior Seisiún Summer shows each year.
She is keen to promote interest in local history and culture and has relevant skills with a DipArts (Hons) -Folklore and Heritage of the North West.