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Frank Torpey

A get better at bodhran (Irish drum) participant, Frank Torpey has used Michael O’Suilleabhain, Luka Bloom as well as the Brandan Power Music group and has appeared in Michael Flatley’s Riverdance. Furthermore to playing on albums by Alan Stivell and Mel Mercier, he collaborated with Donal Lunny and O’Suilleabhan on many compositions for the Irish Television series, River of Audio. Since 1990, Torpey spent some time working with fiddler Liz Doherty, mandocello participant Gerry McKee, and concertina participant Niall Vallely, in the original Irish music group, Nomos. Primarily a banjo and piano college student at the College or university of Region Cork (U.C.C.), Torpey turned towards the bodhran after going to jam sessions carried out by Mel Mercier and Colm Murphy. Torpey is constantly on the balance his profession like a musician having a teaching placement that he keeps at U.C.C.

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