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L.E. McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. has been performing and teaching traditional Irish music on tinwhistle and flute since 1972. In 1978 he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh for what was then the first dissertation on Irish traditional music ever published. From 1983-90 he performed with the French traditional group Bourrée Texane in Austin, TX and currently performs in Pittsburgh, PA with the eclectic Irish-Appalachian ensemble Devilish Merry.
Author of over 150 books and articles on Irish music including the popular instructional volumes Favorite Irish Session Tunes, The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor and St. Patrick Was a Cajun, Dr. McCullough has recorded on 52 albums for Angel/EMI, Sony Classical, RCA, Warner Brothers, Log Cabin, Kicking Mule, Rounder, Bluezette and other independent labels. His “What Whistle Would You Play at Your Mother’s Funeral? — L.E. McCullough’s Writings on Irish Traditional Music, 1974-2016” published in 2017 by Silver Spear Publications gathers in two volumes the more than 300,000 words on Irish music and culture the prolific musician/scholar has published in 43 years of teaching and research.
“To call L.E. McCullough a tin whistle player is like saying Shakespeare could scribble a bit.”
— Folk Roots Magazine