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Patrick Egan, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is an assistant principal and the head of the History Department at Riversdale Community College in Blanchardstown. He was a contributor to Colonialism, Conflict and Community: Cross Curricular Themes in the Classroom published by Trocaire, and also articles on Irish history, geography, and Irish music for Everything Irish which was published by Ballantine Press in the USA in 2003. His involvement in traditional music dates back to childhood and he was three times winner of Slogadh Naisiunta, as a member of the group Ceann tSáile. He has represented Ireland at music festivals in Germany, Belgium, and Holland and performed at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. While musical director for Cionn tSáile (1994–1999), he arranged and produced two CDs—Tús (1995) and Teacht chun Aibiocht (1999). He has numerous medals for individual music achievement, including an All Ireland Bodhran Championship.