Michael Hurley has been teaching flute at the Festival for a number of years. He is a full-time traditional music teacher from Ballymote in neighbouring County Sligo. His pupils have been consistently successful at All Ireland level.
He plays with the Swallow’s Tail Ceili Band, Misneach and Ceoltoiri Coleman, the resident Sessiun group of the Coleman Centre in Gurteen.
All his family are accomplished musicians.