Fergus Mc Gorman - Flautist

Artists Profile

Flautist Fergus Mc Gorman hails from Ratoath, Co.Meath and was born into a musical family in 1991. All his family and extended family play fiddle, fiddle or concertina and a range of accompaniment instruments. It is little wonder therefore, considering the love and prevalence of Irish Music in the family, that Fergus began learning the Flute at the age of 10. He started off on numerous flutes made by maker Martin Doyle, but now plays a Tom Aebi flute formerly played by Harry Bradley.
He has performed at events, including recitals at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Session with the Pipers in The Cobblestone. His music has been broadcast on Clare FM, Raidió na Gaeltachta, TG4 and RTÉ Radio & Television. In 2005 and 2006 he won the well-known music competition Siansa with the group Na Mothucain.
Fergus’s flute playing comes from the style of Seamus Tansey but other influences such as Tommy Guihan, Matt Molloy, Patsy Hanley, Frankie Gavin and Eddie Moloney and the Whistle playing of Jim Donoghue are discernible in his music. The traditional Music of North Connaught is what created the foundation of his repertoire, but from playing with great musicians of his generation throughout Ireland, Fergus has developed a wide interest within the tradition.