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2020 Instructors

Alasdair White

Alasdair White is an exceptional exponent of West-coast Scottish music and is widely regarded as one of the foremost Scottish fiddler players of his generation.He was born and brought up on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands of singular importance to Gaelic Scotland’s musical heritage and is perhaps best known as having been a member of Scotland’s seminal Battlefield B...
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Andi Hearn

Fiddler and singer, Andi Hearn, has spent more than 20 years learning Irish fiddle music from the tradition's very best music exponents. Along the way, she has also collected and studied songs from the vast unaccompanied “sean-nos” ballad tradition of Ireland, as well as solo songs from all over the world. Her vocal style is as rich and hearty as her fiddle tunes. From her home in Columbia, South ...
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Anna Colliton

Anna Colliton is one of America’s leading exponents of the bodhrán, the traditional Irish frame drum. A native of Chicago, a city of Irish musical excellence, Anna plays a highly intricate style of drumming with masterful tonal and rhythmic variation. She has taught and performed at festivals across the country, including Catskills Irish Arts Week, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, The O’Flaherty Ir...
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Davey Mathias

Davey Mathias is literally a guitarist’s guitarist. He has often performed with fiddler Randal Bays, himself a highly respected Irish music guitarist. Randal says “It’s hard to imagine a better guitarist partner..” Davey accompanies Irish music with an uncommon warmth and sensitivity. From his early days as a punk rocker, passion for honesty and authenticity led him to traditional music. Davey now...
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Jil Chambless

Alabama native Jil Chambless has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 25 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil brings to any audience a wonderful listening experience from haunting ballads and upbeat songs to toe-tapping tunes with a smooth delivery that never fails to bring both smiles and tears in every performance. Jil performs on stage at Celtic festivals...
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John Skelton

London-born flute and whistle player John Skelton is probably best known to American audiences from his work with The House Band, with whom he recorded eight albums on the Green Linnet label. He has also released a solo album, One At a Time, and Double Barrelled, and Two Tone two highly regarded albums of flute duets with Kieran O'Hare, as well as a series of tune collection books, A Few Tunes, A ...
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Josh Dukes

Josh Dukes is an All-Ireland champion accompanist and a highly sought after music teacher in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. A multi-instrumentalist whose talents embrace the ceili drums, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, flute, and tin whistle, Josh has established a reputation for providing sensitive, tasteful accompaniment for traditional Irish music. As a young high school student, Josh studied ...
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Katelyn Dunn

Katelyn Dunn started Irish Step dancing at the age of eleven in her home state of Minnesota. She instantly fell in love with this rhythmic dance so rooted in Irish culture and history. Katelyn has performed and competed throughout the United States and has also taught several Irish Dance workshops for various modern dance schools. After years of performing and competing, she is now working toward ...
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Keith Carr

Keith Carr plays Irish bouzouki, tenor banjo, and mandolin.  He is most well known for performing as half of the Irish traditional duo “Lilt” (www.liltirishmusic.com), in which his partner is flautist Tina Eck.  Over the past decade Lilt has recorded three CD’s and has been favorably reviewed by The Boston Irish Reporter, Irish Music Magazine, IrishPhiladelphia, the NY Irish Echo, and more.  In ad...
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Skip Cleavinger

Skip began started playing traditional Scottish and Irish music on the Highland pipes over 40 years ago. He spent many years playing the pipes in solo and band competitions. Throughout the years spent focusing on the Highland pipes, Skip loved to listen to recordings of Liam O’Flynn, Davy Spillane, and others play the uilleann pipes. About 20 years ago, Skip decided to order a set of uilleann pipe...
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