For all fiddlers who would like to learn a Scottish tune or two, along with bowing and ornamentation. $45 ($40 if you purchase the workshop before September 1).
Erin Loughran is one of the New York area's finest fiddle players and most active Irish traditional music teachers.
As a teenager in the 1970s, east Tyrone native Cathal Hayden won a big following and inspired many imitators with his fast-paced, innovative style on the tenor banjo. In later years with the group Four Men and a Dog, he was more often heard playing the fiddle but has recently returned to his first instrument with an acclaimed new recording, Hooked on Banjo. Whatever he's playing, Cathal applies an exciting, improvisational energy and modern musical intelligence to traditional music. For this performance, Cathal will be joined by the much-in-demand guitar accompanist Patrick Doocey, who has toured with Irish supergroup Lúnasa.
Cathal is a founding member of Four Men and a Dog and a member of the Máirtín O’Connor Trio, Cathal’s inventive brilliance on fiddle and banjo has been central to the huge success enjoyed by both bands for decades, as well as his much collaboration with other great Irish musicians. A multiple All-Ireland champion in both fiddle and banjo, Cathal was born and raised near Pomeroy in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Cape Breton fiddle greats Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy perform on St. Patrick's Day in NYC.
Fiddlers who would like to learn some Scottish tunes and techniques should take this workshop!
The original Irish super-group, with amazing Cape Breton fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.
Lúnasa - The Irish super-group!
·· Colin Farrell, Fiddle and Low Whistles
·· Kevin Crawford, Flute, Low Whistles, and Tin Whistles
·· Cillian Vallely, Uilleann Pipes and Low Whistles
·· Trevor Hutchinson, Double Bass
·· Ed Boyd, Guitar
with Special Guest:
Amy Beshara returns to teach Scottish fiddling. ALL levels welcome!!
Originally from Ridgefield Park NJ, Amy Beshara is an in-demand performer and teacher in the New York metro area.
She holds 1st place titles at the Howell Farm (Princeton), NJ and NY State fiddle contests and has appeared on ESPN, NBC, and CBS TV Philly, WAMC Radio Albany, and WFMT Radio Chicago.
She performs regularly at the Iona Scottish Session in Brooklyn, and with the Philadelphia based band Burning Bridget Cleary.
Oisín, who has toured and recorded with the acclaimed group Téada, is one of Ireland's foremost fiddlers, with a unique personal style influenced by an upbringing split between Counties Clare and Sligo. Séamus, from a famed west Kerry musical family, is a button accordionist and Irish-language singer who achieved renown as half of a celebrated duo with guitarist Steve Cooney and has found a very different but equally congenial partner in Oisín. ONLY $15!
Featuring Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis
Great fiddling to be had!
A joyful Christmas
Eileen Ivers and the band perform joyful and exciting music of Christmas to celebrate the true meaning of the season.
The master of Old Time is not to be missed!
Bruce is an amazing old-time fiddler, and a great teacher! Highly recommended.