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Piano with James Ruddy
A native of Mannin, James Ruddy began his musical studies with Breda O’ Toole in Claddaghduff before going on to study with Sr Karol O’Connell in Kylemore Abbey. James has completed his grade examinations with The Royal Irish Academy and holds three Gold Medal awards for junior, middle and advanced recital repertoire. This year, James competed in Cork in his first classical piano competitions, taking first place in the Solo Piano under 15 and second place in the Piano Repertoire under 18. James and brother Myles featured in Making The Grade, a documentary about the grade system in Ireland, recently shown nationwide.
Sponsored by Roseanne and Peter O’Grady Walsh.