Banjo Teacher and Adjudicator at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Hi, my name is Karen Dolan. I am a banjo player from Mullahoran, Co Cavan in Ireland. I have been playing the banjo for 18 years and playing trad since the age of 4.
Young Wolf Tones member, Damaris Woods taught me how to play the tenor banjo from the age of 6. Darren Maloney and Brona Graham were also big influences during my learning years.
I have played before acts in the National Concert Hall Dublin like Sharron Shannon, I have recorded on CD albums like The Local "Déise Sessions" and I absolutely love teaching! I hope to show people all over the world that learning Irish music can be easy with the right teacher and taking it step by step.
Irish music is enjoyed everywhere across the globe. What better way to spend your free time or a night out, then sitting with friends in your home or in a pub jamming out a few tunes!