Johnny McCarthy is Lecturer in Traditional Irish Music, Music Technology and Flute at Cork School of Music. He studied flute at the Cork School of Music and is well known in Ireland as both a classical and traditional musician. He studied in Zurich, Switzerland under Prof. Jean Poulain, professor of flute at Konservatorium und Musikhochschule and was a member of and frequent performer with various ensembles and orchestras in Zurich, notably 'Sinfonietta Helvetica'. Johnny has performed extensively throughout Europe and the USA and is a frequent performer on radio broadcasts at home and abroad. He has also recorded an album of self-composed music on the Dara label entitled ‘Fool’s Dream’.