Neil O'Loghlen - Double Bass/Irish Flute
Photo - John O'Neill
Neil O Loghlen began playing Irish traditional music on the whistle and flute in his native county Clare at a young age. In 2007 he began formal double bass studies with David Whitla at the Cork School of Music. In 2010 he graduated from CSM with an M.A in performance and in May of the same year he received the Pat and J. Sherrold Moore scholarship to attend the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative music in Banff, Canada. There he had the opportunity to study and perform with Dave Douglas, Drew Gress and Darcy James Argue. He has also attended the S.I.M (school for improvisational music) annual workshop in Brooklyn where he studied with some of the leading improvising musicians in New York. He is currently a member of various groups led by Irish musicians including Louis Stewart, Mike Nielsen, Hugh Buckley, Myles Drennan and has accompanied visiting artists like Jean Toussaint, Bobby Watson and Paul Dunmall. He is still active in traditional music and a group he writes and arranges for- 'Ensemble Eriu' will release their debut recording in 2013.