Cuisle Cheoil is the brainchild of a group of musicians who play on a weekly basis at The Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford. The aim of the group is nothing more than the promotion of the best of Traditional Irish Music in the North Wexford area.
Tin whistle player Mary Bergin was born in Shankill, Co Dublin, in 1949. Her mother played classical and traditional fiddle, and her father played the melodeon. Musicians like Paddy Hill, Mrs Crotty and Mrs Harrington were regular visitors to the house. Despite attempts to teach her the piano and violin, she took to the Clarke C whistle, picking up tunes by ear. She also took up the flute in her later teens.