Claire Mann comes from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the north east of
England and is quickly establishing herself as one of the leading
exponents of traditional Irish flute, fiddle and song. She has been
performing since an early age and has won numerous All-Ireland championships
on flute, whistle and fiddle. Claire has also performed for the
renowned British Flute Society who described her as "astonishing".
Alongside performing, she is also becoming recognised as a tutor
on fiddle, flute and tin whistle, having taught at the Folkworks
Summer Schools, various festivals worldwide, Newcastle and Strathclyde
Universities and is currently Flute and Tin Whistle Tutor at the
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
She has toured extensively worldwide with bands Tabache, Craobh
Rua and Christy O'Leary and released her debut solo album in September
2001 to great critical acclaim, which she is currently touring with
bouzouki player, guitarist and singer Aaron Jones.
"Her sheer musicality - the beautiful feel in her playing - is
what really sets her apart" - The Planet, Radio National, Australia
"I for one would love to see Claire with a cloned sister of herself
in a live performance as both her flute and fiddle playing are faultless"
- Pete Fyfe, Folking.com