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Alumni

Graduates of the Sound Training College continue to lead the global Music Industry. Here is a list of some of our past pupils :

PHILIP MAGEE

PHILIP MAGEE

Graduating from STC in 2004, Philip’s career has gone from strength to strength. Philip has worked with a remarkable array of artists including Aslan, The Script, Declan O’Rourke, Alabama 3, Kodaline, Samantha Mumba, Brian McFadden and many more!

FERGAL DAVIS

FERGAL DAVIS

After graduating in 2000, Fergal began working as a lecturer in STC. During this time he worked in Sun Studios assisting and then moving up into engineering himself. Fergal then started working more and more in the world of mastering, which at the time was only in its infancy in Dublin.

In 2004 Fergal set up Suite Studios along with Marc Carlon, and recently set up Fergal Davis Mastering.
Fergal has over 10 years experience in mastering records for world class acts including Ben Folds, Muse, Republic of Loose and The Divine Comedy, Sinead O’Connor and countless other clients from all genres of music from the past 2 decades.

Fergal is currently working in Dublin.

LUCY POLDEN

LUCY POLDEN

Lucy graduated in 2004. Immediately Lucy started assisting in Sun Studios working on three very difficult albums with world famous Producer Michael Bienhorn (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, Sound Garden, Korn). She then moved to live sound and stage production in Axia in Ballymun and then the Helix Centre. Following this Lucy worked as an engineer for RTE and still works freelance there. In 2009 she set up Charthouse Studios with two former students from STC, recording and mixing artists as well as offering post production work. For the last 2 years Lucy has been touring with Celtic Crossroads doing FOH in the US and Europe.

Lucy is currently working in The US and Europe.

JASON DONAGHY

JASON DONAGHY

After graduating in 2005 Jason took over duties as assistant manager of Elektra studios and also as an assistant lecturer in STC. Jason quickly established himself as one of the foremost up-and-coming engineers in his native Ireland. Such notoriety earned him the position of Studio Manager and engineer at Temple Lane Studios in Dublin where he worked with Josh Ritter, Mundy and The Red Labels in addition to countless local and international acts.

Thereafter, Jason relocated to the world-renowned Grouse Lodge Studios, where he worked with the Manic Street Preachers on their critically acclaimed ‘Send Away The Tigers’ album, amongst other projects. Moving to America in 2008, Jason found himself working at Broken Wave Music in Glendale, California where he assisted on Cynic’s second album, ‘Traced In Air’.
Today, Jason is head engineer at Perfect Sound Studios, where he has engineered, mixed and produced for some of the top names in the business, including Ryan Adams, Rob Zombie, The Murderdolls and Tenacious D. His work with Band Of Horses and Sum 41 has to date garnered him two Grammy Award nominations.

Jason is currently working in the US.

DANI CASTELAR

DANI CASTELAR

Dani Castelar graduated in 2005. Dani was offered a role initially interning in Grouse Lodge. He quickly proved himself in the role and was promoted to House Engineer. In his time at Grouse Lodge, Dani worked with Paulo Nutini, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Michael Jackson, Editors and REM. Dani has a residency in Sonic Vista Studios in Ibiza and also works out of studios in London.

GAVIN LYNCH

GAVIN LYNCH

Gavin graduated in 2006, after which he set up his Matador project. In the past four years Gavin Lynch’s sounds have found a home on Perc Trax and Cocoon, plus most recently Plus 8, where Richie Hawtin recently introduced the young Dubliner ahead of his first Minus event (at Berlin’s Watergate, joining the Minus team for the official Fly Bermuda after party).

JIMBO BARRY

JIMBO BARRY

Jimbo Barry graduated in 2007. Already an accomplished musician playing in many bands, Jimbo decided to use the skill set he acquired in STC to ghost write music for other artists and publishing companies. Starting out in the UK co-composing and engineering for producer Pete Boxta Martin (Sugababes, Dannii Minogue, Tarkan, Danny K) he soon moved on to engineering and producing for the X Factor. Since then he has gone from strength to strength and is currently writing and producing for a multitude of acts including Brezie, Ruth Anne Cunningham, Emile Sande and Will I AM.

Jimbo is currently working in the UK.

Ruraidh Cushan

Ruraidh Cushan

A Grammy award winning engineer, has worked on albums by Mumford and Sons, George Michael, KT Tunstal and more. Read his Sound on Sound interview here