| Nuala grew up in Dundalk, Co. Louth, on the East coast of Ireland; a musical area which is steeped in mythology and has long historical links with Scotland. She started to play traditional music at the age of seven when her father introduced her to her first whistle teacher. Nuala instantly fell in love with the music and started learning traditional tunes as quickly as she could. By the age of twelve she graduated to wooden flute and became a member of a local ceilidh band 'Ceoltoiri Oga Oghrialla'. The band, comprising several now highly respected traditional musicians, won the all Ireland Gradam award for the under twenty-one age group when Nuala was just thirteen. ˜I never dreamed when I started playing in that very social and visceral way, that something that was such an organic part of my childhood would lead to a career in music. All I knew was that I loved the music and I wanted to play all the time. She also began lessons in classical piano, and at fifteen was accepted to study with the renowned professor John O'Connor at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin.
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