Cathal Faughnan
Cathal Faughnan is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer from Knockmore, Co Mayo. He has extensive experience both on and off stage and in the recording studio. He is on the verge of releasing an album which he produced under the name Cathal Connolly. He has supported acts such as The 4 of Us, The Whistlin Donkeys, Bridin and Greenshine.

Cathal studied Applied Music in Dundalk Institute of Technology, specialising in Composition. He ran The Faughnan School of Music in Knockmore for several years. Here, he gave private tuition on the piano, the guitar, the ukulele and in singing to all ages. Cathal began working with Music Generation Mayo in 2023 taking over The Core from Philip Cassidy. Cathal is focused on tailoring The Core’s activities to the students wants and needs giving the students every opportunity to record, perform and write music while having as much fun as possible!