Fiddler Claire Egan will join the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann traditional music session on Thursday, May 19, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, CT, 7:45 pm. Admission is free. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests are welcomed. BYOB.
Claire is said to be one of the best fiddle players in the circuit today. Hers is a unique fiddle voice with a sweet tone and skillful ingenuity. Her stunning solo debut recording, Turning Tides, released in 2015, is considered one of the top recordings of traditional Irish music, whether contemporary or historical.
Born in London and now based in County Clare, Ireland, Claire’s family of musicians and artists came from the West of Ireland. She has been immersed in traditional Irish music her entire life, and was influenced and taught by many of the great musicians from Ireland living in London. Claire went on to win several competitions as well as other prizes and awards including the Young Artists Award from the Irish Youth Foundation to assist with her studies including a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her music is regularly heard on BBC radio, RTE, RnaG, and International broadcasts. She has played on several soundtracks and appeared on various television shows and recorded with various singer/songwriters, upcoming composers, ensembles and Orchestras throughout the world.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in 1951 in Ireland to promote Irish traditional music, song, dance and language. Today there are 415 branches worldwide and more than two million people attend Comhaltas functions each year. For information on the session call Tim at 203-257-8737.