L E Mccullough

L.E. McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. has been performing and teaching traditional Irish music on tinwhistle and flute since 1972, after spending a year at the School of Irish Studies in Dublin, Ireland, where he had the good fortune to receive a solid grounding in Irish music scholarship from renowned folklorists Breandü¾Œ–”¼n Breathnach, Tom Munnelly, Hugh Shields, Seü¾Œ–”¼n ü¾Œ¶¼ Sü¾˜–˜¼illeabhü¾Œ–”¼in, Richard O'Beirne and fiddler-seannchai John Kelly. Once back in America, he learned the fine points of the music from several of the best Irish musicians living in America during the 1970s - Noel Rice, Seamus Cooley, John McGreevy, Paddy Cronin, Joe Shannon, John Vesey, Andy McGann, Jimmy and Eleanor Neary, Terry Teahan, Mike Rafferty and scores of others. In 1978 he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh for what was then the first dissertation on Irish traditional music ever published. Author of over 150 books and articles on Irish music including the popular instructional volumes The Read More chevron_right