Lorraine O' Brien - Concertina player

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Lorraine O' Brien

Artists Profile

Lorraine grew up in Toonagh, Co. Clare and started learning Irish traditional music from Frank Custy at the age of 6 on tin whistle. At the age of 7 she began to learn concertina and was taught by Dymphna O' Sullivan, Terry Bingham, and Noel Hill. She was very influenced by the music of her teachers and the music of local musicians. Lorraine grew up playing in pub sessions in Ennis, Miltown Malbay, Lahinch, Doolin and Lisdoonvarna and continued to play regularly in Co. Clare until she left to move to Belfast in 2011. She now works as a music therapist and teaches concertina in Belfast and Castlewellan, Co. Down and is also a tutor at the annual Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay. http://youtu.be/1jqfFazWqNk