Jacquelyn studied flute at Middlesex University under Robert Winn of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently completed a Masters degree in Advanced Irish Traditional Music Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. She has also tutored at the Munster Music Academy in Killaloe, County Clare.
As a soloist Jacquelyn has supported some of Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa. She has also performed with Donal Lunny in concert, and for President Mary Macaleese and at the House of Lords.
She has performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican as well as across the globe from India to Norway. Last September she was a featured artist in the And’Art International Festival in Marrakech, Morocco, collaborating with traditional Gnawa musicians and urban hip hop artists from Casablanca.
She was awarded an Arts Council England Awards for All grant for her Irish/World music project Taraba in 2007, and in 2008 was awarded the Katherine McGillivray “Get A Life Fund” (given to two musicians a year) which allowed her to take up her studies in Irish music.
She has recently performed solo at London’s Green Note to great acclaim and is currently completing her debut album She Moves Through The Fair to be released by Hobgoblin Records. Her work has been broadcast by RTE and Clare FM.