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Dr Jessica Cawley is an active performer, educator, and researcher in the area of Irish traditional music and education. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire (2006), and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick (2008). Jessica’s PhD research at the University College Cork explored the “The Musical Enculturation of Irish Traditional Musicians.” In 2013, she established the non-profit organization, Creative Tradition, which currently leads community and education programmes and two Club Ceoils in Knocknaheeny and Blarney. Creative Tradition works in partnership with Music Generation and applies many concepts from Jessica’s research into school and community settings. In 2017, she was awarded the Irish Research Council’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship to continue her research at University College Cork.