‘It’s really what I’ve always wanted to do with traditional Irish music’
An Inishowen woman, who is heading up a new traditional music academy in Derry, says she hopes it will help create a hub for Irish music in the north-west.
Renowned fiddle player Liz Doherty says she is “delighted and honoured” to have been named as the first director of An tAcadamh Ceoil, which she describes as a “high end traditional music school” that will “raise the bar” for trad music here.
The Buncrana woman, who lectures in traditional music at the University of Ulster, Magee, has been seconded on a part-time basis to help get the academy up and running.
For Liz, it’s very much a win-win.
“It’s amazing because it allows me to fulfill my passion for traditional music while also keeping the day job.”
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