John Lillis is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Liscannor in Co.Clare. He works primarily in the areas of recording, music, folklore and event production.
He holds a MA from University of Limerick in Music Technology, and postgraduate diploma in Art, Psyche and Creative Imagination from LSAD. He also holds a Level 8 qualification in Jungian Psychology and Art Therapy with LSAD.
John is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland, and has delivered workshops and lectures at all levels of education. His practice incoroporates community, youth engagement and creative expression.
John was a recipient of The Choice Music Award for Best Album (2017), as part of the socially engaged musical 3-piece Rusangano Family. His work has been featured in the Irish Times, NPR and the BBC. He is the curator and producer of the Dial A Seanchaí project, bringing folklore to your phone.
He also produces the events series in Ennistymon ‘Idir Dhá Thrá’, showcasing talks, performances and workshops with artists in North Clare.
John’s approach to working with primary schools is child-led, and projects are developed around the needs of the children. His work in schools is based around folklore, storytelling and music production.
John has completed over 20 primary school residencies, working with the TAP program through the Clare Education Centre, the Embrace Award with the Clare Arts Office and as a contracted arts facilitator through the Creative Schools program.
To contact John, please email johnlillismusic (at) gmail.com