Carmel is a traditional flute and tin whistle player with extensive performance experience. During her time at DIT she studied traditional Irish flute with Tom Doorley of Danú and traditional sean nós singing with Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaíoch.
Carmel is an experienced instrumental teacher who teaches both individual and group tin whistle and flute lessons. She has led grúpaí cheoil and céilí bands for several branches of Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann, achieving success at county and provincial competitions.
Implementing her training in early years music, Carmel has developed an early years music programme which caters specifically to pre-instrumental traditional Irish music.