Rose Conway Flanagan originally began Irish music lessons with Martin Mulvihill while growing up in the Bronx. She then further developed her New York Sligo style of fiddling with the help of family friend and mentor Martin Wynne and her older brother Brian Conway. Rose was recently inducted into the Mid Atlantic Region Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Hall of Fame alongside her father Jim and her brother Brian.
She currently has a large music school in her hometown of Pearl River where she is hard at work preparing the next generation of great traditional musicians, which include several All-Ireland winners and medalists. Among Rose’s past students are all the fiddlers in Girsa and senior fiddle champion Dylan Foley.
Rose has been an instructor at the Alaska fiddle camp, Augusta Heritage week, The Catskills Irish Arts Week, Colorado Roots Camp, Centrum Fiddle Camp, The Swannanoa Celtic Gathering, The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, Fiddle and Pick Irish Camp, The Baltimore Trad Weekend and Mad for Trad week in the U.S. She has also taught at the DeDanaan Dance Camp in Vancouver, British Columbia and Scoile Eigse in Cavan, and Sligo, Ireland. She has also taught workshops at the Northeast Tional, Cape Cod Ceili Weekend and at various Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann conventions. Rose also runs sessions, plays with her group the Green Gates Ceili Band and performs in various concerts throughout the area.
Rose recently released a duo CD Forget Me Not with flute player Laura Byrne from Baltimore.
2011, 2019 | Recipient of the Irish Artist in America Achievement Award