This workshop takes place on SATURDAY 3rd February 2024.
Location: Newport National School.
Born in Bedford, England, Bernie's father Mick Snr came from Errislannan, Clifden, Co Galway and played fiddle, accordion and tin whistle. Her mother Lizzie, from Co Longford was a champion step dancer.
Traditional music was an integral part of both social and family life. Bernie, as well as learning from her father also took lessons from the legendary Clare musician and teacher Brendan Mulkere; as did her siblings Kathleen, Pauline and Mick Jnr.
Over the years Bernie has performed, adjudicated and taught at numerous workshops in Ireland, Europe and the USA.