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Tutor : Claire Keville B.A., B. Mus., H. Dip., M.A
Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, Concertina, Piano, Tin Whistle

Claire Keville is a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and Clare FM broadcaster from Galway. She studied music at U.C.C (B.A., B.Mus. H. Dip) and read for a MA at U.L. graduating with a First Class Honours and a Distinction in performance. While a student at U.C.C she studied piano with Spanish pianist Angel Climent at the Cork School of Music.

Her recordings comprise a CD on concertina with fiddler John Weir and harper Eithne Ni Dhonaile in 2004, a solo CD on concertina and harpsichord The Daisy Field in 2009, a CD Irish Music on the Clavichord in 2015 followed by CD of Irish music /airs on the harpsichord in 2017. Her recordings feature a number of her compositions influenced by the repertoire of the ancient harpers.

She gives workshops at home and abroad and teaches each year at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare. She has appeared on TV many times and presented a Geantraí programme for TG4.

She has many years' experience as a music teacher having taught in many music schools and second level establishments. She is also an organist and Choir Director in St. Joseph's Church, Galway.

'It's a work born of intense application, with Keville drawing from the rich repertoire of O'Carolan, whose tunes are beautifully moulded by her chosen instrument. Keville's choice of Baile Ui Laoi, long associated with Connemara sean nos singer Darach O Cathain, is strikingly apt, the clavichord's subtlety and lightness of touch surprisingly well-suited to the emotional depths of the song'.

CD Review from the Irish Times -7th August 2015

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