Damaris Woods, lives in Co. Meath and is recognised as one of the foremost banjo players of all time and her exceptional style of banjo playing and her trademark triplets has other musicians striving to replicate it.

She has made a major contribution in popularising the Banjo in counties Meath, Monaghan & Cavan for playing and performing Irish Traditional Music. Her talent and ability is always in demand. Damaris has performed an extremely hectic touring schedule over the last number of years across the World with various groups (including the Irish Spring Tour, Germany) North America, Australia and Canada. She has made many guest appearances at festivals in Finland, Portugal (including the prestigious Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Briton Canada).

Damaris has appearances on many radio and television shows including The Late Late Show, Geantrai, The Fleadh Programme and most recently on The Exiles Return (CBC, Canada).

She has performed with Derek Warfield over the last number of years and her banjo playing has become an essential sound of Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones.

Damaris is a gifted music teacher on a range of instruments to a broad spectrum of ages and many of her students have been prominent prize-winners in competitions over the last number of years. On an annual basis Damaris organises a hugely popular traditional arts camp in Co. Cavan – “The Ag Seinm Traditional Arts Camp”. Over five days, over one hundred and twenty students aged between 5 and 70 years enjoy workshops in a range of instruments, song and dance with tutors within a context of fun.


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