Profiling our workshop artists /
Súil ar aíonna na ceardlainne 2021
Rugadh Catherine I mBirmingham. B’as Ros Comáin dá tuismitheoirí.
Tá stíl fliutadóireacht Catherine préamahithe I stíl Tuaisceart Chonnachta agus bhí tionchar ag ceoltóirí dá leithéid Josie McDermott, Seamus Tansey, Roger Sherlock agus Matt Molloy uirthi.
Bronnadh Gradam Ceoltóir Traidisiúnta na Bliana TG4 uirthi I 2019. Tháinig si chun cónaithe in Éirinn I 1997.
Bhí sí mar bhall don ghrúpa iomráiteach ban“Macalla”.
Tá dhá thaifeadadh aonair déanta aici ar lipéad Cló Iar Chonnachta, “Music in the Sligo Roscommon Style” ( 1996), agus “The Home Ruler” 2007.
Is teagascóir sinsear í ag Scoil Shamhraidh Willie Clancy agus ag Féilte eile ar fuid na tíre. Tá mór chuid turasanna déanta aici thar lear go háirithe Na Stáit Aontaithe agus an Eoraip. Le déanaí I 2020 sheinm si san Astráil agus an Nua Shéalainn.
Catherine McEvoy was born in Birmingham to Roscommon parents.Her style of flute playing is rooted in North Connaught having been influenced by players such as Josie McDermott, Seamus Tansey, Roger Sherlock, Matt Molloy. Catherine was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Musician in 2019.
Catherine came to live in Ireland in 1977 and joined the vibrant revival of traditional music happening at that time. Catherine was a member of the ground breaking first all female group Macalla.
A senior tutor at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare, Catherine is also a regular performer and teacher at many other Festivals around Ireland, the USA and Europe. She toured Australia and New Zealand in March 2020.
Catherine has two solo recordings, “ Music in the Sligo Roscommon Style” (CIC) released in 1996 and “The Home Ruler” (2007). Catherine also features on a number of compilation albums and has a duet recording with her brother John McEvoy the well known fiddler player.
Catherine McEvoy toured for the Arts Council of Ireland and also the Arts council of Northern Ireland with fellow musicians Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (Concertina), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle).
Catherine has been a major influence on many of today’s young flute players, being one of the first female traditional flute players to release a solo recording.