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Panel Discussion in Action

2025 Speakers

Additional Speakers Added Regularly

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens Grammy winning musician and Pulitzer Award recipient. Keynote Speaker

Pa Sheehy

Pa Sheehy

Singer/Songwriter

Johnny Lappin

Johnny Lappin

Music Publishers Association of Ireland

Joe Philpott

Joe Philpott

Musician and Music in Health Advocate

Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz

Cambridge Folk Festival/Alchemy Arts Consulting

Suzanne Doyle

Suzanne Doyle

Suzanne Doyle Consultancy

Willie Ryan

Willie Ryan

Entertainment Lawyer/Manager

Kerry Harvey-Piper

Kerry Harvey-Piper

Co Founder of Red Grape Records

Clare Cremin

Clare Cremin

Artist Manager Founder - SquareLemonPR

Jacquelyn Marushka

Jacquelyn Marushka

Publicist/Entrepreneur/Speaker Marushka Media

Pete Fisher

Pete Fisher

Fmr GM Grand Ole Opry, President of Fisher Entertainment Consulting

John Cooke

John Cooke

Co Founder and President of Raglan Road, Walt Disney World

Ben Mandelson

Ben Mandelson

Founder of Womex

David Dee Moore

David Dee Moore

David Dee Moore Show / Two Swan Designs

Enda Scahill

Enda Scahill

Musician - We Banjo 3

Ron Block

Ron Block

Ron Block is a multi Grammy Award and Country Music Award winning musician who was part of Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Fiona Bloom

Fiona Bloom

The Bloom Effect

Sandy Kelly

Sandy Kelly

Artist/Author

Cheryl Prashker

Cheryl Prashker

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and College

Kari Estrin

Kari Estrin

Artist Management and Consulting

Gerry O'Connor

Gerry O'Connor

Musician

Barry Stapleton

Barry Stapleton

Milwaukee Irish Fest/Ward Irish Music Archives

Una Molloy

Una Molloy

Owner at Turning Pirate

Ken Irwin

Ken Irwin

Founder of Rounder Records

Matt Bartlett

Matt Bartlett

Managing Director - Midnight Mango Live Booking

Anna Fahey

Anna Fahey

SoundboxPlays, Web3 Rights Group, Musician

Brenda Willis

Brenda Willis

Music City Irish Fest

Sean Boyd

Sean Boyd

Wooden Ship Productions

Robyn Boyd

Robyn Boyd

Wooden Ship Productions

Jessica Willis Fisher

Jessica Willis Fisher

Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller

Annalisa Monticelli

Annalisa Monticelli

Lecturer / Musician

Willie Kelly

Willie Kelly

Sligo Live Festival / Midnight Mango

Thomas Johnston

Thomas Johnston

Ceol Connected

Robert Heuston

Robert Heuston

Founder of Irish Music Magazine, Music Business Ireland

Tom Besford

Tom Besford

CEO English Folk Expo

Christopher Howard Williams

Christopher Howard Williams

Founder and Chair of Bluegrass in La Roche - France

Steáfán Hannigan

Steáfán Hannigan

Musician/Author/Composer/Audio engineer/Musicologist/Instrument maker

Ronnie Norton

Ronnie Norton

Photographer / Radio Presenter

Niamh Parsons

Niamh Parsons

Singer / Vocal Coach

Mary Burdette

Mary Burdette

Executive Director - Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival President of FestiveWorks, LLC

Sherrie Mondello MA, AMFT

Sherrie Mondello MA, AMFT

Psychotherapist/Marketing

Daithí Kearney

Daithí Kearney

Ethnomusicologist - Dundalk IT

Gabriel Gonzalez

Gabriel Gonzalez

Musician/Composer/Producer

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