Christy Barry has been playing music all his life. He plays with a unique sound and mastery of the Flute and Whistle which creates an insightful interpretation of Irish music. He is also a master player of the spoons. Music runs in the blood of Christy and once you set foot into his atmospheric home you will experience authentic, traditional Irish Music, heartfelt toe tapping rhythms and a passion for his craft. When Christy is not playing music he enjoys painting local scenes.
Christy started playing music in Doolin in the 70’s and then went to live in New York and Chicago. He has played extensively throughout the USA. He returned to Doolin in the late 90s and continues to play and teach music in Doolin. He is an All Ireland Whistle Champion and has recently received A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Doolin Folk Festival. He travels to different festivals in Europe throughout the year.
Sheila Quinn, Christy’s partner is a contemporary artist. Her style is quirky and contemporary. She is very influenced by her environment and colour. She celebrates local landscape through the use of strong vibrant colours. She opened a small gallery in the Doolin Music House. Sheila has held solo and joint exhibitions. Locally she has exhibited at Cliffs of Moher, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, GMIT, Galway. She has a BA in Fine Arts and a Masters in Arts Policy and Practice (NUIG).