Conor Magrath

conormagrathConor Magrath is from Carrick on Shannon, in Co. Roscommon and has been playing guitar from the age of nine. He was initially influenced by his father, a guitarist and folk singer and at a young age he was also influenced by musicians like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, J.J Cale, Neil Young to name but a few.   He has a love of folk, blues and rock genres.

In his twenties he became interested in traditional Irish music and plays a variety of string instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.  He has performed with The Chieftains and was a member of Sligo Traditional group McTire.

Conor graduated from the University of Limerick with a BA hons in Irish Music in 2007. He has a sound engineering qualification, and has recently completed his professional teaching qualification (Hdip) and a Masters in Community Education (Med).

He has worked in a variety of community settings with both children and adults. He is a regular at summer schools including Joe Mooney Summer School and teaches in several Post Primary schools in the North West for both junior and leaving cert.  He was a tutor on the traditional Irish music course in Drumshanbo (2014) and now spends his time teaching music, researching and lecturing part time at Maynooth University.