Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018


Lorraine O'brien, Terry Bingham & Eoin O'Neill

Lorraine O'brien, Terry Bingham & Eoin O'Neill

Lorraine grew up in Toonagh, Co. Clare and started learning music from Frank Custy at the age of 6 on tin whistle.

At the age of 7 she began to learn concertina and was taught by Dymphna O' Sullivan, Terry Bingham, and Noel Hill. She was very influenced by the music of her teachers and the music of local musicians. Lorraine grew up playing in pub sessions in Ennis, Miltown Malbay, Lahinch, Doolin and Lisdoonvarna and continued to play regularly in Co. Clare until she moved to Belfast in 2011. She works as a music therapist and teaches concertina in Belfast and Castlewellan, Co. Down. She is a tutor at the annual Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay and the Consairtín festival in Ennis.

A native of Belfast, Terry Bingham has been living in North Clare for many years. Since moving to the county, he has been part of the music scene in the locality. As well as been a respected teacher.  his 1997 recording,  Traditional Irish Music From Doolin Co. Clare, is a must for any enthusiast of concertina music. 


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