Emer Dunne & Drua

Music Biography

Emer-Dunne--DruaEmer Dunne is an accomplished vocalist and dancer. She also plays guitar and whistle. Emer has performed on many stages around Europe and Japan at International Festivals with a folk song and dance troop. Her first acoustic solo album, ‘Another Land’, was launched by RTE Television’s Mary Fanning, into the Midlands and it was received with great success. Emer’s musical roots are based in many genres and she has merged her styles with these talented musicians, forming Emer Dunne and Drua.

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Robert Harvey is a talented flute player and seven times All Ireland Champion. Robert is a graduate of Music Education from Trinity College Dublin and holds An Teastas i dTeagasc Ceolta Tíre from Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann. He has completed a Masters in Music Performance in the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, where he graduated with first class honours and was presented with the Award for Academic Excellence. He is currently working on his PHD in music composition and teaching music alongside performing.

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James Harvey started on the mandolin and then also took up the banjo at the age of seven. He is an All Ireland Champion musician. James has recently completed a first class honours degree in Irish music from Limerick University. He is currently working on his Diploma in Education, and teaching banjo and mandolin alongside performing.

IMG_3542[1] Guitarist, Eamonn Moran is an accomplished, highly experienced guitarist. He has worked in the U.K , France and here in Ireland with The Abbey, Gaiety, and Olympia Theatres, among many other venues. He has done several TV and radio emissions(RTE and BBC) and has featured in many music festivals both here and abroad. Performing regularly with Drua, his knowledge and understanding of style and sound helps to give the group its unique edge.