Haley Richardson is a virtuosic musician, whose talents extend to both classical and Irish traditional music. With her highly ornamented Sligo style, Haley has garnered a number of prestigious awards and honors, including multiple championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland Championships) in Ireland, numerous MidAtlantic Championships, and the coveted Junior (2015) and Senior (2018) Fiddler Of Dooney awards.
Whether performing in a solo capacity or in an ensemble, Haley brings a rare dynamism and energy to her music, informed by her thorough knowledge of the form, her mastery of her instrument, and the absolutely trailblazing and show-stopping technique and emotion evident in every note she plays. Haley is a member of Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America and the John Whelan Band. Her most recent album, When the Wind Blows High and Clear, with multi-instrumentalist, Quinn Bachand, was nominated for 2020 Ensemble of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She is currently touring as lead fiddler for the 25th Anniversary tour of Grammy Award winning production Riverdance and was featured in the 25th Anniversary show recorded in Dublin and shown world-wide.
Former Instructor – Fiddle