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Dylan Foley

Irish Fiddle

Dylan Foley, A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.” Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N’ Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4’s fleadh programme. At age 12, Dylan made an appearance on the HBO special “The Music In Me”. With the the help of Irish Aid, In January 2013, Foley travelled with Dr. Mick Moloney (NYU Ethnomusicologist and Folklorist) to Vietnam in order to bring Irish music, song, dance and culture to those who were effected by Agent Orange and other Vietnam War atrocities. Dylan also performed with Mick Moloney, Joanie Madden, Bobby Hicks, Matt Molloy and Sharon Shannon.


Dylan's Workshop Descriptions

Irish Fiddle from Scratch (Adv Beg/Int): In this class we will learn some simple melodies, walking through them slowly. We will also get comfortable holding instrument, as well as working on tone and getting the instrument to sing. A recording device, pen, and notepad are needed for this class.

Irish Fiddle Series – 5 sessions (All Levels): In this series of 5 classes we will focus on bowing and ornamentation used in the Sligo and other Irish fiddle styles and apply these to a selection of tunes in various tempos (jigs, reels, hornpipes, slipjigs, polkas and slides). I will adjust the repertoire to correspond to the class levels. This class will be taught by ear (do not be afraid if you think this can’t be done!). A recording device is required for this class.’