We are so fortunate to have a range of island musicians looking to share their talents and expertise across a number of instruments. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time for private, or group lessons. Places are limited.
All ages and levels catered for. Classes can either be face-to-face or online.
Cian Ó Mórain - tin whistle, low whistle & guitar
Cian Ó Mórain moved from Co. Kerry in Ireland to P.E.I. just over 5 years ago. He shares his love for Irish music with his family and with the wider community of P.E.I. with local performances at the Benveolent Irish Society & The Old Triangle Pub.
Cian has a Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the University of Limerick.
Gormlaith Maynes - concertina & tin whistle
Gormlaith moved to P.E.I. in August 2018, from her hometown of Drogheda, Ireland. She is an accomplished concertina & tin whistle player, and can be seen performing regularly with the local band 'Inn Echo. Gormlaith also holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the University of Limerick.
Roy Johnstone - fiddle (advanced)
Roy is a well-known, accomplished fiddler based here on P.E.I. His musical career has taken him to Iceland, Scotland, Mexico, Cuba, and the United States. He is an active member of the East Coast music scene and was presented with a Government of PEI Official Musical Ambassador award.
Roy hosts an acoustic Irish session every Sunday at the Old Triangle Alehouse in Charlottetown from 2-5pm.
Visit his website at http://royjohnstone.com/
Tuli Porcher - fiddle & cello
Raised in Victoria, BC, and now living in Charlottetown, has studied contemporary music at Holland College School of Performing Arts and is completing her Bachelor in Music at UPEI.
At age 21, Tuli has already been a part of many accomplished BC based groups such as 'Close The Bombay Doors', 'The BC Fiddle Orchestra', and 'Coastline', and here on P.E.I., 'Inn Echo'.
Playing classical violin since the age of 3, fiddle tunes since she was 5, cello since 10, and now recently the 5-string fiddle, it’s easy to say that music has always played a large part in Tuli's life
Karson McKeown - fiddle
Karson McKeown has been playing fiddle since the age of 10. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, he has been a regular and well-recognized player in the Irish session scene in both Ottawa and Prince Edward Island, and has won numerous fiddle competitions in Eastern Ontario.
Mary McGillivray - voice
Mary Mc Gillivray is a local singer, well known for her traditional style of singing in both the English and Irish Gaelic language.
Mary Ellen Hurley - dance & voice
Originally from Rhode Island, Mary Ellen came to P.E.I. 4 years ago and has stayed ever since!
Mary Ellen is an enthusiastic dancer in the styles of Irish step dancing, cape breton style dancing and the traditional old style dancing of Ireland
Philippe Le Blanc - flute
Philippe is both a classical and traditional flute player, with a wide repertoire of Acadian, Cape Breton, P.E.I and Irish tunes among them. He lectures with the School of Performing Arts program at Holland College, giving instruction and guidance as part of the 'Celtic & World music module'
Thomas Harrington - fiddle & pipes
Although not quite from Truro, Thomas remains a proud Nova Scotian, originating from Glenholme. He moved to PEI to foster his love of music. A well-known local fiddle & pipes player, he is often seen performing at local venues such as Copper Bottom Brewing, The Old Triangle & Upstreet Brewery. When he hasn't a fiddle in his hand, he can often be found farming the land among the cows and potatoes.
Nancy Clement - flute
Nancy is a local flute player on P.E.I. and is regularly part of the Sunday session at the Old Triangle.
Helen Gough - dance
Helen is well-known Céilí and set-dancer and has been teaching classes for many years on P.E.I.
Jesse Periard - Guitar (intermediate/advanced)
Hailing from the town of Fredericton, Jesse Periard shot to fame as the guitarist for the band '10 Strings & a Goatskin'. He continues to play local events, gigs and gatherings across the Maritimes.
Rob Drew - Guitar
Local musician Rob Drew is a well-know player in the trad scene. He can regularly be found playing as part of the Sunday Session at the Old Triangle.
Jill Harris - harp