Rónán Galvin is a fiddle player who picked up much of the style and repertoire from south-west Donegal through the late James Byrne and his uncle, Anthony Byrne among others. He was awarded an MLitt in Irish Folklore from UCD in 2010 where he also lectured in traditional music for four years. Rónán digitised and documented much of the Tom Munnelly Collection held in the National Folklore Collection and in 2012 he curated the exhibition ‘Captured by Song’ featuring images and recordings from this collection. He completed a two year contract at the Irish Traditional Music Archive in September 2017 where he was employed as Commercial Sound Recordings Officer.
In his course he will speak about the history of the Donegal fiddle and Donegal music in general.
He is teaching how Donegal fiddle sounds like and shows how to play Donegal fiddle music.