Born in Paris, Floriane Blancke is a harpist, fiddler, pianist and vocalist. She studied classical music for 10 years in the conservatoire of Bordeaux before spending a few years studying Jazz and World music in the C.I.A.M Jazz School. After moving to Ireland to pursue a career in traditional music, Floriane has performed with luminaries such as Sharon Shannon, Dermot Byrne, Shane McGowan of the Pogues, and the world renowned vocalist Patti Smith. She will be performing with Brendan O’Regan as part of the Strings Festival.