The ITMP was founded in 1999 with a remit to preserve and promote Traditional music in Inishowen. This work is ongoing through teaching, workshops, concert and event performance.

The project has also been collecting and recording music from Inishowen musicians past and present.

History of Project


Workshops ITMP Events

Following a workshop held in St Bodens NS Culdaff on the 20th-21st of February 1998 by tutors Michael Carey and Kathleen Forde on whistle and fiddle tutors Liz Doherty, Oisin Mc Cauley and Stephen Campbell.

The first official ITMP workshop was held in Ballymena National School, Glengad, Inishowen in November 1999. Tutors over the years have included Paddy Glackin, Pierre Schryer (Canada), Ryan Mac Neil (Canada), Tommy Peoples, Gerry O Connor, Carmel Gunning, Michelle O Brien, Cyril Maguire, Marcus O Murchu, Una Ni Bhriain, Mairead Walls, Seamus O Kane, Sean Carroll, Peter Tracey, Damien Harrigan, Ronan Galvin, Paul Bradley, Tara Conaghan, Gavin Whelan, Majella Bartley, Sean Gallagher, Majella Beirne, Mick Browne, Aoife O Connor, Ronan Galvin, Paul Harrigan, Tom Byrne, Kathleen Forde, Martin Mc Ginley, Orlaith Ni Bhriain, Muireann Nic Amhlaoidh, Niall Keegan, Dezy Adams, Barry Kerr, Brona Graham to name a few.

10th Anniversary Cellebrations

In 2009 the 10th anniversary celebrations. The weekend honoured local Musicians past and present, Paddy Byrne, Seamus GrantKevin Mc LaffertyNeil Toland, and Dinny Mc Laughlin.

We also have a number of tribute movies for our local musicians here.

ITMP Folk Club

1999 a Folk Club was set up with acts appearing every two weeks such as Beginish, Na Dorsa, Providence, Paddy Glackin & Michael O Domhnaill, Ciaran Tourish, Mairtin O Connor & Gerry O Bhriain, Frankie Gavin & Arty Mc Glynn, Nollaig Casey, Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill, Cherish the Ladies, Cathal Hadyn, Seamus Begley & Jim Murray, Aileach, Russell’s House, Liz Doherty and Band, Altan,  Ciaran O Mhaonaigh and Paul Doyle.

The project has afiliations with Cairdeas na bhFidileiri, Seamus Mac Giolla Bhride C.C.E. Ceolan School of Music.

Other ITMP Events

Projects carried out by ITMP- Gallery of events- photo’s highlighting events.


Presentation of ITMP fiddle at Mirimichi Irish Festival (New Brunswick Canada) to winning receipient Kathleen Gorey Mc Sorley

Culodeen Ceilidh Band








2011 launch of Seamus Grant CD.











NAFCo 2012













Inishowen Traditional Music Project Officers include

Chairman– Anthony Doogan

Secretary– Roisin Mc Grory

Treasurer– Clodagh Warnock

Pro -Paula Houton

Tom Byrne