Showcase Judging Panel 2019

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Showcase Judging Panel 2019


Trudy Ní Dhómhnaill is a renowned, established and accomplished musician, composer, teacher and musical director from Letterkenny. She holds a First-Class Master’s in creative musicianship from The Ulster University, specializing in performance. Trudy is an experienced multi-instrumentalist, specializing in Traditional Irish Flute and Whistle in
various genres of music. She has won numerous awards and achievements, including three All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Ceoil Ná hÉireann, which is the highest award attainable in the held of Irish Music. Trudy’s music has taken her to various countries throughout Europe,
America, and Australia. She has performed with a wide variety of highly acclaimed musicians and groups including Máire Brennan, Altan, Dervish, Sharon Shannon, Tommy Flemming,
Beoga and Daniel O’ Donnell and most recently collaborating and performing with the worldwide acclaimed group, Anúna. She has arranged, directed and recorded numerous musical and choral pieces with groups, bands and other solo artists and Trudy’s wide repertoire of music can be adapted to suit any audience, nationally and interna#onally. She has a wealth of musical talent and knowledge and thrives on passing it on to aspiring musicians and performers.

Marc Geagan, from Bundoran –music lecturer at North West Regional College in Derry. As a writer he has published several books including Songs of Erne Volume 1. Traditional Music from South Donegal. (currently working on Volume 2). He is also a Producer, Engineer and
Musician. Currently playing with and founder member of The Ronan Gallagher Band, who will be featured on John Creedon RTE tv show in August. Has been involved in the music industry for many years in various capacities … and played and taught music from New York
to Cape Town and in between. He is the founder of Modal Citizen Records, an independent record label based in the Irish Borderlands where pedal steel, trad and jazz guitar meets songs of Lost Love, Drink and Armageddon.

Colin Gillen, Grange – musician and music promoter. Graduate of BIMM Dublin Diploma Music Business,
and Manager of Moxie. Promoting all types of music genres in t
he North West for the past 15 years. Currently a member of Tenekee station, also an avid song writer and also works with many bands in relation to pr, photography and video.
Working currently with Moxie, has also worked with two previous winners of the
Ballyshannon Folk and Tradional Music Festival Showcase – Cuig and the Jeremahiahs