About Fiachra Guihen
Fiachra Guihen is a musician from Keadue, Co. Roscommon. He plays mainly traditional music and has played with many different groups locally and nationally most notably the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland. He began playing the tin whistle at the age of 7. He then moved on to the flute and as a teenager took up the harp. He has received a number all-Ireland medals for the harp and also part of a Grupa Cheoil. He has played in various different venues including the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Barbican Theatre, London. He is currently studying Technology Education at the University of Limerick.
About Fiachra’s Commission
For this commission Fiachra will be researching the works and life of Josie McDermott. McDermott was a well known musician from Coolmeen, near Ballyfarnon, and a renowned composer and playwright. He was a flute player and traditional singer, blind himself for nearly thirty years of his life, he took a great interest in interest in the music of O'Carolan. Fiachra is will be researching McDermott work with a longer-term view to putting together a compilation of his work and working towards a performance of new work influenced by this research.
About this commission
The Dock has framed this small music commission to offer local musicians some support and encouragement to keep making work and to continue their connection with The Dock and with you the audience. We will keep updating this page with images and news and will be posting regularly on our social media channels as work progresses over the next three months. We look forward to presenting the work as a performance in the future.