Geraldine Cotter grew up in Ennis in a very musical family. Her mother was her first teacher and many of her family are professionally involved in music. She is a sister of Eamonn, flute player and flute maker. In the 70’s she studied music in UCC. Her Irish music lecturer at the time was Micheál Ó Súilleabháin
Since leaving Cork she has written two tutors, one in 1983 ‘Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor’ which was published by Ossian Publications. In 1995 she wrote the first tutor for traditional Irish piano ‘Seinn an Piano’ also published by Ossian Publications. She also contributed to ‘The Companion to Irish Traditional Music’ edited by Fintan Vallely and published by Cork University Press 1999. As a teacher she has taught at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Blas Summer School which is run by the Irish World Music Centre at the University of Limerick, Tocane Irish Music Festival, Rhine Valley Irish Association Whit weekend festival, Aonach Paddy O Brien, Gaelic Roots in Boston College. She taught music as a secondary teacher for over 25 years and examined for the Department of Education and Science for many years. She now teaches at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.
She is also currently undertaking a PhD there under the supervision of Dr. Micheal O Suilleabhain and Niall Keegan. She spent time in the late 70’s collecting music and songs in North Co. Kerry for an archive that is kept in Muckross House in Killarney. She has been involved in many albums as an accompanist with her brother Eamon, Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara, Jonn Canny and Kevin Carey, Kate Purcell and other Clare women in 'Ceol na mBan', a number of recordings with Shaskeen, Isao and Masako Moriyasu. She has recently recorded with Peadar O Loughlin, Ronan Brown, Maeve Donnelly and Tom Cussen .
She has performed with Shaskeen, Moving Cloud, the Lahawns, and the Tulla and Kilfenora Céilí Bands .She features regularly on television, radio and concert performances in Ireland and abroad.
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