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Nollaig Ó Fionghaile

Nollaig  Ó Fiongháile is a musician, researcher and lecturer. She holds a masters in Ethnomusicology, (Goldsmiths, University of London), B. Music (NUI Cork); has lectured at the University of Ulster’ Music Department; Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology’ Heritage Department, and has presented papers at EU wide conferences being a frequent contributor on themes such as Traditional Music, Cultural Policy and the creative industries. She plays low whistles and flutes and has managed productions such as ‘Festival of World Cultures’, established and directed ‘Whiden Toie’ a festival of Traveller & Gypsy Culture (2001-02) and developed a radio series including 'The Bards Chair' on Clare FM, and 'Veiled Voices’ a world music series for RTE, (1995).

Formerly founder, executive member and later President of the European Network of Traditional Music & Dance (1997-2005); Expert to the European Commission and Council of Europe for the campaign ‘Europe, A Common Heritage’ 2002; Culture Regeneration Specialist with the University of Ulster’ Northern Ireland Centre of European Cooperation (2003-06); currently Development Manager at GradCAM where she established the research-performance team in traditional & improvised music and the EU policy network Creative Policies for the Creative City.
Nollaig recently received the Dublin Institute of Technology Fiosraigh Scholars’ / Dean of Graduate Research School Award for  ‘Defining a processual aesthetic for traditional music’ and is currently undertaking her doctorate with the DIT Conservatory of Music.
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