Stephen Markham: Biography

Stephen Markham

Stephen is from Ennis, Co. Clare, a known hotbed of Irish traditional music. As both a melody piano player and accompanist, he completed his academy grades in classical music while being heavily influenced by Irish traditional music and Cape Breton piano accompaniment. Stephen has won All-Ireland titles in piano accompaniment at both u18 and senior level and has considerable experience in private tuition as well as group workshops and Fleadh Cheoil adjudication. Following his graduation from a degree in Law and European Studies, Stephen commenced a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, which he completed with first class honours and has since returned as a tutor. A former member of traditional bands 'Nuada' and 'A Dog Called Rizla', he now plays with Dublin based indie rock pop band 'The iKonics'. Stephen has collaborated with many other musicians including Holly Geraghty and Jonathon Roche for their debut album 'Ceolmhar' and has toured extensively with performances throughout Europe, Australia and North America. Currently living in Dublin, Stephen's talents range from law and digital marketing to music writing, teaching and performing.

Find him at central.ly/stephenmarkham

Online Irish Music courses taught by Stephen Markham

Irish Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment

Irish Piano Foundations is a course aimed at the player who can already play the piano but who wishes to learn or improve on the primary foundations of playing and..


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Piano Tunes and Accompaniment

This course is for the intermediate to advanced piano player. It is suitable for those who already play traditional music as well as those who want to branch into ...


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