a tutor of international renown, Brian is much sought-after to conduct
individual and group workshops. His unique pedagogical skills honed
from years of experience as a university lecturer and as a performing
musician have ensured that Brian is now one the most respected tutors
of his generation.
has been a regular tutor at all the most prominent Summer School
of music in Ireland including the 'Willie Clancy Summer School'
in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare; the 'Joe Money Summer School' in Drumshanbo,
Co. Leitrim; the 'O'Carolan Summer School', Keadue, Co. Roscommon;
Scoil Eigse (Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann music workshop preceding
the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil) and Fleadh Nua. Brian is also an
instructor for Na Piobairi Uilleann (Association of Uilleann Pipers)
for whom he frequently conducts Master Classes.
international workshops include the Festival Interceltique de Lorient,
in France. Brian is also an annual visitor as guest piper to many
of the Piper's Gatherings around the world and may be found annually
in the U.S.A., Japan, New Zealand, Australia and in Continental
Some Workshop Feedback
"One can really tell this man is a college
professor and superb educator. He had the style and charisma as
well as interactive and attentive abilities that I see in effective
Lewis Blevins, Nashville, 2002.
"Thank you for a very intense and inspiring
week in Drumshanbo. I learnt more than I did in the last year that
Morten Holm, Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, 2002.
"Pipes workshop feedback has only been
top class, extremely positive."
Dennis Liddy, Fleadh Nua, Ennis, Co. Clare 2002
"I heard nothing but extremely positive
remarks from your students. Praise like: he's patient, broke it
down to our level, humble, a true teacher, he can really hide a
grimace, and best of all - he makes it fun."
Mari J Hoiland, Seattle Pipers Tionol, 2002.