Derek Hickey: Biography

Derek Hickey

Derek Hickey hails from Adare, Co. Limerick. He started playing accordion at a young age. By the age of 18 he joined the band Arcady and then at 21 was invited by Frankie Gavin to join De Dannan. He recorded two albums with the band during the time he spent with them. Derek Hickey is a regular tutor at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University Limerick. In his rich and varied performing experiences, he has shared the stage with some of worlds greatest talents including Stephan Grappelli and The Rolling Stones.

Online Irish Music courses taught by Derek Hickey

B/C Accordion Basics

This course is suitable for the absolute beginner accordionist. Derek begins by teaching the scales of D and G then moves onto playing tunes and ornaments that get progressively more advanced through..


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