Allison fell in love with Irish and other traditional music while studying piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Weekly sessions at The Oldtime String Shop and a concert by a Dallas based Irish band, “Tinkers Dam” fueled the fire that has now become a lifelong passion. Allison is known in many musical arenas. As a teacher, she has been a staff member at the annual Winter Acoustic Music Festival in Irving, Texas, the Fiddler’s Dream Music and Dance weekend on Lake Texoma and at the Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington. As a performer, she plays currently with the TIMES Band & Session Players, Lone Star Ceili Band and Happensdance, playing for contradances and ceili’s throughout Texas. She is also a music teacher in Dallas schools.
Instructor – Piano
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011