Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), with Music Generation, is delighted to announce the appointment of Maggie Maguire to the role of Music Generation Development Officer for Cavan and Monaghan.
On her appointment, Maggie has said: I am really looking forward to working within the CMETB as Music Generation Development Officer for Cavan / Monaghan. Over the last decade, I have been heavily involved and thoroughly enjoyed working in the Creative Arts Sector, most recently as the ‘Acadamh Ceoil Co-Ordinator’ in Derry City. I look forward to bringing my love for music to our young people in this unique, rich area of culture. I am looking forward to getting to know the music makers, educators and hope to continue to develop opportunities for children & young people to learn, create and express themselves through performance in a new and dynamic way.
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, The Northern Fiddler. She studied Music to degree and Masters Level 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) and most recently IMBOLC International Arts Festival (Derry City). She has performed with artists including Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, Four Men and A Dog, Michael Rooney and the IMBOLC Orchestra. She has played in Ireland and abroad with CCÉ’s Tour across Ireland, in Britain and America, and at festivals including IMBOLC (Derry), Tonder (Denmark), Dolans’ (Co. Limerick), Celtic Colours (Canada) and Celtic Connections (Scotland). Most recently she formed & directed the IMBOLC Youth Orchestra who performed new music composed and conducted by Ryan Molloy and The IMBOLC Orchestra who performed with Four Men & a Dog arranged and conducted by Michael Rooney.