Course Tutors


Ted Lynch

Blues n' Rock guitarist Ted Lynch has 25 years experience on the music scene both locally and abroad. Ted is highly regarded as one of Ireland's finest guitarists, and is an inspiration to young guitarist across the province. He has performed with many bands throughout Northern Ireland including the very highly successful tribute bands to Thin Lizzy (The Wild Ones) and more recently Cream (Double Cream). Ted has also been involved in fundraising to erect a statue in Dublin of one of Ireland’s great front men; Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. Ted was personally contacted and invited by Phil Lynott’s mother Philomena Lynott as a guest and to perform at this event.

Ronan Kearney

Ronan Kearney had his first taste of public performance with his own band, 'Aye McQuinscyie Aye' in 2002-05, with fellow Derry musicians, Marc Forbes (bass), Mark O'Doherty (drums) and John Leighton (keys). Following the band's many well-received performances, Ronan went on to study music formally at the University of Ulster, Magee, were the classical repertoire became more of a focus; Bach, in particular, influenced his style of writing and playing. 

In 2009 Ronan won Best Solo Performer award at the 'Roaring Meg Busking Competition' at which he performed both original songs and some from the classical repertoire. In January 2013 Ronan was invited to become a sound cloud 'Hero' and now has a following of 15 000 fans for his compositions on the site. In recent months, BBC Radio has shown interest by playing Ronans' music as well as inviting him onto electric mainline as a musical guest. “It’s all about the music” says Ronan

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