Susan Motherway is a performer of both Irish traditional and classical music. She was awarded the Donal 'Doc' Gleeson award by UCC and the Bank of Ireland Endeavour Award in Kerry for performance. Her instruments include concertina, concert flute and piano.
Having been taught by Kerry's best traditional musicians, Michelle O'Sullivan and Ann McAuliffe, Susan became a performer with Siamsa Tire The National Folk Theatre of Ireland. She has since added many radio and television appearances to her credit including TG4's traditional music programme Geantrai (2012).
Susan's classical flute training has made her a favoured performer at weddings and formal events in the county. It has also assured her participation in orchestral and choral contexts. Indeed, she has accompanied the Kerry Choral Union on many occasions, including their recording for RTE Drivetime in 2017.
Susan also likes to mix it up! This has led to her performance of crossover classical and traditional music including Micheal O Suilleabhain's 'Between Worlds Suite' performed in the National Concert Hall and RTE, Bill Whelan's Seville Suite when it premiered in Siamsa Tire, Tralee and Budapest, and John Cage's Scottish Circus (with Irish musicians) at the Barbican Centre, London. This bi-musicality is also evident in her approach to music education.
"An accomplished performer, a total natural"
- The Kerryman
Susan's wedding repertoire is available to view on the Media page.