Christina Dolphin was born in County Dublin, Ireland. She took up the tin whistle at age 7 and went on to learn the flute a few years later.

After studying at Trinity College Dublin and University of Limerick as an undergraduate student, she went on to receive a master’s degree in ethnomusicology  from University College Dublin, where she lectures occasionally on Irish traditional music.

Over the past decade, she has toured extensively; performing and teaching in Ireland, the UK, America, Canada, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

She is a two-time All-Ireland champion, and also holds several other medals from various All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil competitions.

Christina currently lives in New York where she teaches with the Irish Arts Center, and performs regularly with the Grammy-nominated, Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Come From Away.