Aoife Granville is from Dingle, Kerry, and is a performer, educator and researcher who holds a PhD in Folklore/Ethnomusicology (Dingle Wren & European Carnival Cultures). She lectures in Traditional & Popular Music, Folklore & Festival and currently holds the post of Lecturer in Folklore/Béaloideas at the Folklore Department, UCC. Previously, she lectured at the Department of Music (UCC), the International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University (UK) and with visiting US universities to Ireland.
Aoife is regarded as an influential figure in the contemporary Irish fluting tradition and is currently working on her third solo album.
A regular contributor to radio and television, Aoife works and publishes in both Irish and English. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Achill International Harp Festival and is part of Culture Ireland's 'Expert Panel' and the Arts Council of Ireland peer review panels. She was the Director of Ionad Cultúrtha Arts Centre in Gaeltacht Mhúscraí from January 2019 to December 2021 and previously sat on a variety of boards and committees pertaining to Arts Centres for Dingle as well as the External Advisory Board to the Vice-President and later President of UCC, 2018-2021.
Aoife has also been involved in festival management as well as arts advocacy and mentorship for many years.