Ceol FM provides the highest quality Irish Traditional and Folk Music and Mary Bergin is a perfect demonstration of this. She is a whistle player of exceptional quality. Born in Shankhill in Dublin to parents who were musicians themselves, Mary began learning the tin whistle from the age of nine and in 1970 she won the All Ireland tin whistle championship. Mary plays in both the traditional and baroque style and her two solo albums Fedora Stáin and Feadóga stain 2 were widely acclaimed. Mary’s influences came from the flute playing of Packie Duignan and the whistle playing of Willie Clancy. In the 1970s Mary moved to Galway to play with up and coming stars in Irish traditional music. She has played with groups such as De Danann and Ceoltóri Laighin. Mary has toured extensively entertaining crowds with her music and has taught students not only here in Ireland but in Europe and the U.S. Mary has released her own whistle tutorial which comes in three volumes covering beginner to professional and can be purchased through her website.With her profound skill and technique on the whistle Mary is widely acknowledged as a master of the whistle. Mary currently plays with the group Dordán who have recorded four albums. She continues to teach and play around the country and abroad. The Irish Times in an interview referred to Mary as
just about the best tin whistle player this century, and you only have to hear Mary play to know that she brings her own flare to whatever tune she is playing.