Artist Bio



Maggie Maguire CEOL Band Tutor

Maggie is a traditional Irish fiddle player and teacher from Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh. From a stylistically-reputed family of musicians, she has achieved various All-Ireland competition awards, and has appeared on several Irish and international television and radio programmes, including TG4’s Geantraí and BBC’s Blas Ceoil. She studied Music to degree and Masters Level under Dr. Liz. Doherty at the Ulster University, Derry City (UU). Leader of the 2014 All-Ireland-winning Knockmore Céilí Band, she has broadcast with them in the 2015 TG4 series Stáir na mBannaí. Maggie has been involved also in the organisation of festivals and other events including UU’s Trad on Campus (2009-2011), The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo – Derry/Donegal, 2012), The International Council for Traditional Music (Derry, 2011), Celtic Colours (Cape Breton, Canada, 2010 & 2015). She has performed with artistes including Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, and Liz Doherty and Fiddlesticks. She has played in Ireland and abroad with CCÉ’s Tour across Ireland, in Britain and America, and at festivals including including Ar Áis Arís (Co. Donegal), Tonder (Denmark), Dolans’ (Co. Limerick), Celtic Colours (Canada) and Celtic Connections (Scotland).


Andy McGregor CEOL Band Tutor

Andy is a Pipe Major of the Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band, a board member of Belfast Tradfest and Project Manager of Music Service for Pipes and Drums Northern Ireland.  Involved in Piping for over forty years, he developed a Foundation Certificate for the Highland Bagpipes which is recognized by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association of Northern Ireland.  He runs a teaching programme and performs with Folk/Rock group Pure Blarney. He can provide many sized groups from solo pipers to pipe bands and traditional folk ensembles. These groups can be tailored to suit any event from background music at a drinks reception to a full concert including dancers. Each year, Andy provides players for and performs at Spasskaya International Tattoo, Moscow, Armur Waves International Festival, Khabarovsk, Russia, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France, Musicparada Germany, Berlin and Bremen Tattoo and the Belgium Tattoo.