Daithí Kearney is a lecturer in Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is also ethnomusicologist, geographer and performer. His research is primarily focused on Irish traditional music but extends to include performance studies, community music and music education. Daithí has toured regularly as a musician, singer and dancer with a number of groups including Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland. In 2012 he released an album with Cork accordion player John Cronin entitled Midleton Rare, which is related to a wider research project on the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra region. In 2017 he released an album of new compositions with Dr Adèle Commins entitled A Louth Lilt. A graduate of University College Cork, recent publications include contributions to the Companion to Irish Traditional Music (ed. Vallely, 2012), Ancestral Imprints (Ed. Smith, 2012), the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (ed. White and Boydell, 2013), Spacing Ireland (Crowley and Linehan, 2013) and New Crops, Old Fields (ed. Caldwell and Byers, 2016).