Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine

Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine is a flute, whistle and concertina player from Gráig on the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula. Heavily influenced at an early age by her teachers in Scoil Dhún Chaoin, the music of West Kerry has shaped her approach to, and understanding of, music. Nicole received a Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship to study music and Gaeilge in UCC. Nicole was awarded first class honours in her BA and achieved a subsequent first-class honour in her Bachelor of Music. Nicole is the current host of ‘An Braon Gaelach’, a traditional music programme on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta and has worked as a production assistant on significant Irish language music documentaries with AniarTV. She places great importance on passing the local music to the next generation, teaching privately, through classes organised by Comharchumman Chorca Dhuibhne, and at festivals including Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh. Nicole is also active as a practicing musician, recording her debut album in 2019, she will be releasing a new album in 2024 with the group CUAS.

Photo: Dónal Glackin