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Deirdre McGrory recording in the ITMA studio

Deirdre McGrory, ITMA/University of Limerick Intern

My name is Deirdre McGrory and I am twenty years old. I am from Culdaff, Inishowen in the North of Donegal. Luckily enough I have been brought up in a musical family and lived across the road from a legendary music venue, which at the time was in ownership of my father, aunt and uncle. This exposure to music over time played a huge part in my choices for the future and choice of University.

“I knew as soon as we were told about a placement that I had to try to spend some of it at ITMA.”

Deirdre McGrory
Processing the Hugh Shields Collection

“Being trusted with these important projects made me feel like I had a place here and that I had contributed even in a small way, to the huge service ITMA has done in preserving our incredible tradition.”

Deirdre McGrory
Donal O'Connor, Ross Ainslie, Deirdre McGrory (UL Intern at ITMA), Jack Talty and Jim Murray in the ITMA Studio.

Dark Inishowen, song / Deirdre McGrory, singing in English

Lough Erne Shore / Deirdre McGrory, singing in English

Articles two and three, song / Sean Mone, singing in English