Carmel Gunning


Carmel Gunning comes from a musical family from Geevagh in South Sligo she is one of the traditions great musicians and singers.
She has been the core of Irish music since the 1970’s – reviving and creating CCE branches and Traditional singing sessions and has nurtured some of the finest music and singing talents.

She has appeared on television and radio numerous times in Ireland the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. She has performed and tutored at many festivals around the world some of which include The Return to Camden, Goulburn Festival Australia, Philadelphia Irish Festival.

She has also toured internationally with Comhaltas, The London Lassies and has played with some of the tradition’s finest musicians including Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon, Seamus Tansey, Peter Horan, Seamus O’Dowd, Catherine McEvoy and others

She is Director of Carmel Gunning Summer Music School and has prepared students for their MA and BA degrees at Limerick UL.