maireadfiddle

Gender:

Female

Musician Type:

Violinist,

Location:

Kildare

Teacher:

No

Message User

Info:

I am a traditional / folk style fiddle player. I have been playing for 20 years starting out playing in traditional sessions and in folk/rock style bands. I have played at festivals, weddings, in kitchens and back gardens. My fiddle playing has been influenced by my teachers so far starting with Maura Hynan,Paul McNevin , MacDara O' Reallaigh and Paul Bradley! Along with the many musicians that I have played with locally and at festivals such as the Willie Clancy in Clare.
The first band I played with (20 years ago) was with a ballad group called "the raggle taggle gypsies'.
I enjoy accompanying singers& bands to compliment their sound!
I also enjoy singing .I would love the opportunity to play with other musicians/singers!
Other influences including Kildare's Christy Moore , Luka Bloom, Damien Rice,Picture This.
Oasis, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Gabrielle Alpin, Kate rusby, Ed Sheeran, Kodaline,The Dixie Chicks to name a few!







Influences

Other influences : Traditional musicians- Johnny O Leary, Sharon Shannon , john Sheehan (the Dubliners) , Danu , Jackie Daly. Sinead O ' Connor , The Frames, The stunning.

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Gear

Fiddle with Misi pick up. I travel light!