Musician Team

Music Generation South Dublin Musician Team

  • Aine Gell
  • Bryan Fleming
  • Callum Jeacle
  • Conor McGowan
  • Charles Marshall
  • David Day
  • Elton Mullally
  • Francesca White
  • Grace Corrigan
  • Hannnah Lee
  • James Mahon
  • Jennifer McCay
  • Joshua Murtagh
  • Karl McCrone
  • Kellie O'Neill
  • Laura Walsh
  • Lyndsey Lawlor
  • Maeve O'Hara
  • Martin Moran
  • Mary Flynn
  • Niamh Keane
  • Nichola White
  • Orla Dwyer
  • Paula McCarthy
  • Phillip McMullan
  • Rachel Rose
  • Rebecca Murphy
  • Rob Davis
  • Sinead Finnegan
  • Stephen Fagan
  • Tracy Nagle
Callum Jeacle

Callum Jeacle

Violin, Keyboard, Choral Conducting

Currently undertaking the Bachelors of Music Performance programme at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Callum Jeacle began his studies there in 2018 on Violin with Sarah Sew and Maeve Broderick.

Callum’s wide range of musical interests have led him to perform concerts all over Ireland and abroad as a choral, orchestral and chamber musician. As a result, he has worked with internationally-renowned conductors such as Gerhard Markson, Lilla Gábor, David Brophy, and Gavin Moloney. In addition to regularly performing from the western classical canon, he has been part of a number of exciting contemporary music projects which have included the Irish première of the opera Banished by Stephen McNeff, and multiple world premières of orchestral and choral works as both a violinist and a singer.

 

Callum is also a passionate music educator. Since 2018, he has been part of the music team of Dublin Youth Choirs where he has assisted Director Lynsey Callaghan for the DYC Junior and Training choirs. In the same year, he joined the panel of educators for Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme and provides weekly instrumental tuition. Callum was enabled to further his pedagogical studies upon becoming a recipient of the inaugural Colum Ó’Cléirigh Memorial Scholarship awarded by Kodály Ireland in 2019, and has since applied Kodály-inspired principles to his teaching.

 

Callum now studies Choral Conducting for his degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is exploring his interest in composing, having been mentored by Irish Composer Laura Shiels as part of the DYC Young Composers Programme.

Charlie Marshall

Charlie Marshall

Piano

Thomas Charles Marshall is from Portlaoise. He has studied piano with Deirdre Doyle (Royal Irish Academy of Music), Mabel Swainson and Padhraic O'Cuinneagain (St Finian's College, Mullingar) and organ with Shane Brennan (St Finian's College, Mullingar), Peter Hurford (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and David Adams (Royal Irish Academy of Music). He was a scholarship student with the Schola Cantorum in St Finian's College, Mullingar from 1985 to 1990. He was organ scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1991 to 1994 reading the music tripos.

In 1994, he moved to Japan to study traditional Japanese music specializing in the Japanese lute practiced by the samurai of the southern island of Kyushu called Satsumabiwa under the tutelage of Yoshinori Fumon (1911-2003) receiving the title 蘭城 RANJO in 1999. He has lectured and performed throughout the world including in Australia (2003, 2005), United States (2000, 2004, 2008), South Korea (2007), UK (1997, 2009), Italy (2016), Denmark (2016), and Portugal (2016) as well as regularly in Japan itself. In 2008, he returned to Ireland and did a Masters in Music Performance on organ with David Adams.

He is Director of Music in St Ann's Church, Dawson St., Dublin, as well as of the Dublin Male Voice Choir and Kildare Cathedral Choir. He teaches piano at Newpark Music Centre and in Firhouse Community College as part of Music Generation South Dublin, as well as organ throughout the Midlands. He is accompanist to the Lynn Singers in Mullingar.  

Conor McGowan

Conor McGowan

Keyboard

Hi my name is Conor McGowan I am a keyboardist with Music Generation I completed grade 8 with the Royal Irish Academy when I was 16. In 1997 I completed a full year with the Dublin Music College Rathmines to go on to the Cork School of Music to which I studied piano for two years. I have written and composed a lot of music the past 3 years in my home studio and have released 3 singles.

I have also played keys on RTE Projects. I am also the keyboardist with The No Commitments choir in Firhouse and my sister is the musical director so we invite anyone to join for plenty of fun.

Having lost all work due to covid I wrote a song for all the frontliners which I released a few   weeks ago, now working with Music Generation South Dublin is a great experience in the new world of zoom.

Grace Corrigan

Grace Corrigan

Early Years

Based in Dublin, Grace has been playing traditional Irish music on flute and whistle for many years.  She has been teaching in branches of Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann  and is currently teaching in the Diswellstown branch, where she also facilitates the pre-instrumental music programme. Grace is part of the MGSD Early Years team, teaching in primary schools and in libraries where she works with children from birth to 4 years of age. She has attended many professional development opportunities with early years music professionals such as Anna Newell and Thomas Johnston. 

Grace also facilitates music classes from time to time with adults in mental health recovery settings.  In 2019 Grace introduced the first pre-instrumental music classes in the Scoil Acla Summer Music School.  She holds a Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

Early Years 

Hannah has been teaching the Early Years music programme with Music Generation for the past two years. She also teaches Early Years music at Ozanam House SVP, with an emphasis on learning language through song.

She commenced her musical studies on the cello at Cork School of Music, furthered her studies at the Conservatoire de Versailles and is currently completing the ABRSM Performance Diploma.

As well as playing with conservatoire orchestras, Hannah has been a member of the Dublin Orchestral Players for ten years, performing in a wide variety of venues including the National Concert Hall. She is on the DOP committee as librarian and venues organiser. She has also enjoyed singing with the University of Dublin Choral Society and the RTE Philharmonic Choir.

Following the Kodály concept, Hannah has been involved in children’s musical education for many years. She was a founder member of the Parents’ Liaison Group at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, has facilitated musical ensembles, and held Early Years workshops for Crinnú na n’óg.

The CPD training opportunities provided by Music Generation including the Orff approach, playing the ukulele, and a multisensory music workshop enhance Hannah’s enjoyable Early Years classes.

Jennifer McCay

Jennifer McCay

Piano

Jennifer pursued studies in music having enjoyed it throughout her childhood. From a young age she sang and played recorder and violin in a folk group, before becoming Organ Scholar at St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, and enjoyed many concerts and trips away with the orchestra of the Western Education Library Board. Since moving to Dublin, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Further studies then included Licentiate Diploma in Piano Teaching (RIAM) and postgraduate studies at University College Dublin with a Masters in Musicology and Ph.D 

As well as tutoring in keyboard for Music Generation South Dublin, Jennifer lectures on the Musicianship Faculty in the RIAM and examines for their Local Centre Examinations Office (Senior Examiner 2011-15). She is a member of the Arts Education Research Group, TCD, a Council member of The Society of Musicology in Ireland and co-editor and contributor for the Association of Irish Composers’ New Music Journal. Other engagements include pianist for Pro Nuova of the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, and Artistic Co-ordinator of The Hibernian Orchestra in which she plays violin. To this day, Jennifer enjoys the many aspects of music in her life and hopes she can encourage the same for others!
 

Karl McCrone

Karl McCrone

Guitar, Ukulele

Karl is a freelance musician that specialises in modern popular music. Gaining experience playing with musical theatre pit orchestras as a teenager, he has spent the last 10 years performing in some of Ireland's and the UK's top venues and festivals. Karl graduated from The British and Irish Modern Music Institute in 2015 where he specialised in electric guitar. He teaches guitar, ukulele, bass and is also a Rock Jam coach where he coaches young musicians on the skills of playing together in band situations.

Karl has been part of the MGSD musician panel since Auguar 2018. Since then he has taught ukulele and guitar in primary and post primary settings aswell as in the Community Hubs in Rathcoole and Clondalkin and on the SubSounds programme.

Kellie O'Neill

Kellie O'Neill

Violin, Viola

Kellie began her music studies at aged nine in St. Agnes Primary School, Crumlin under the tutelage of Nicole Hudson. 
Completing her grades in both violin and viola,
Kellie is currently studying her BA in Composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under the guidance of Dr Kevin O'Connell and Jonathan Nangle, having previously studied Viola with Simon Aspell, Violist of the RTE Vanburgh quartet.
Kellie was a member of the Dublin Youth Orchestras, Ulster Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Ireland for many year, and plays regularly with the RIAM Philharmonia, City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra and Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Kellie is also a keen chamber musician and often performs with smaller string ensembles / chamber groups across Ireland.
Kellie has had the opportunity to play with some incredible musicians such as Nicola Benedetti (violinist) Michael McHale (pianist) Daniel Rowland (violinist) and Nils Mo¨nkemeyer (violist) to name a few.
In 2019, Kellie made her solo debut performing Telemann's viola concerto in the National Concert Hall.
Along with her love for classical music, Kellie has an interest in modern music, and has played at multiple festivals across Ireland such as Electric Picnic, All together now, Metropolis and Forbidden Fruit.
Kellie is also a reciever of multiple awards such as RIAM High achiever (silver and gold) and the Richardson Smith memorial cup 
Currently, Kellie is working on some exciting projects, which she hopes to release in the coming months.
 

Orla Dwyer

Orla Dwyer

Guitar, Ukulele, Recorder

Orla is a musician and educator from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. She has been working as a session musician and music teacher for over 10 years. She graduated from Maynooth University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Music, specialising in Composition and Piano Performance. In 2015, she graduated top of her class with a Higher Diploma in Music Education from Griffith College Dublin and studied at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.

She has given performances in many establishments including the National Concert Hall and Cork Opera House.
Orla has been a member of the Music Generation South Dublin team since 2018, working as part of the Ready Steady Play program. She has been teaching in primary school classrooms, delivering lessons in Ukulele, Guitar and Recorder.

'Giving everyone an equal opportunity and access to education is very important to me so I am delighted to be working with Music Generation. Music is a massive part of my life; I love being able to share it and pass my skills onto the next generation.'

Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

Violin

Rebecca, originally from Co. Mayo, is a violin tutor for Music Generation South Dublin. She also works with the Music Generation Wicklow programme. Rebecca started learning the violin at a very young age and grew up playing with various orchestras in Co. Mayo. She went on to teach with Mayo Youth Orchestra where she developed a passion for music education and studied for a Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching in the RIAM.

In 2010 Rebecca set up a whole school violin programme in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow which she still co-ordinators today. Every student in the school from Junior Infants upwards receives a weekly class violin lesson. Her passion and knowledge of the violin, combined with her ability to win rapport and communicate effectively with pupils, have played a vital part in the programme's success.

Rebecca designed and faciliates a Dept of Education online music course for primary school teachers which runs for 8 weeks of the summer.

Stephen Fagan

Stephen Fagan

Guitar, Ukulele

Stephen Fagan has over 40 years playing experience.

A native of Clondalkin his love of Irish music was fostered by sessions with Muintir Chronan, later to evolve into Áras Chronan. Regular trips to the west, and Doolin in particular, where he was encouraged and helped by fellow Clondalkinite Eoin O Neill cemented that love. Back in Dublin he studied guitar with Mark Kelly (Altan).

Alternative Entertainments in Tallaght provided a wonderful opportunity to study with the great Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner (rip) which broadened his musical horizons and from which he went on to play with The Talafornian Mandolin Band. He continues to play, sing and present often at concerts, both at home and abroad with the Irish House Party, and the Musical Pub Crawl .

Stephen has being teaching Guitar and Ukulele since 2005 in schools in South Dublin and with Music Generation SD since its inception. He is delighted to see so many of these young Musicians go on to have careers in music themselves.