Meet the Tutors


Gay McKeon (Uilleann Pipes)

Gay McKeon took an interest in uilleann piping in the 1960s under the tutelage of the renowned uilleann piper and pipe-maker Leo Rowsome at the Piper’s Club on Thomas Street, Dublin city centre. Leo had a profound influence on other musicians he taught and visited the club including the uilleann pipers Tommy Reck, Dan O’Dowd, Sean Seery and Willie Clancy.
Gay and recorded and toured with artists including Christy Moore, Maddy Prior and recorded on numerous compilation albums.
Since 1970 Gay has toured and broadcasted extensively as a soloist. He also teaches piping at summer schools and music festivals and has also produced and directed publications.

Nuala Kelly (Choral)

Fionnán MacGabhann (Uilleann Pipes)

Siobhan Buckley (Harp & Trad Orchestra)

John Davidson (Strings Programme)

Anthony Flannery (Brass)

Kim Melia (Woodwind Programme)

Áine McQuaid (Whistle & Flute Programme)

Eddie O’Neill (Stampede Drumming)

Ros O’Meara (The Music Box, School of Rock and Pop – Drums, Electric and Acoustic Bass, Orchestral Percussion)

Adela Mealy (School of Rock and Pop – Guitar & Ukulele)

Dale Hennessy (School of Rock and Pop – Keyboards)

Jennifer Kelly (Strings Programme)

Lorna McLaughlin (Choral)

Paul Finn (Trad Orchestra)

Patrice Bowe (Orchestral Percussion)