Annemarie learnt her flute playing from Catherine Mc Evoy, who started her first on the tin whistle before she later progressed to the flute. Along with Catherine’s influence Annemarie’s father also had a huge effect on her playing, teaching her many of the tunes that she plays which he had in turn learnt from his father.

Áine and Caitlín were among the first people that Annemarie would have played with, competing together in groups and bands through the years. It would have been at some of these competitions that Annemarie first met the other band members as well as at various festivals throughout the country.

Annemarie’s steady traditional style allows her playing to blend well with all the other band members.