We are very excited to welcome Haley Richardson to our ‘virtual experience’ of Music Camp this year! She is a virtuosic musician whose talents extend to both classical and Irish traditional music. With her highly ornamented Sligo style perfected under the tutelage of fiddler Brian Conway, Haley has garnered a number of prestigious awards and honors, including multiple championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland World Championship) in Ireland, numerous MidAtlantic Championships, and the coveted Junior (2015) and Senior (2018) Fiddler Of Dooney awards. Haley has feature articles in numerous publications including Irish Music Magazine (August 2019), Celtic Life International (December 2019), and Fiddler Magazine (Fall 2015). She’s a member of Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America, the John Whelan Band, and Shared Madness.
Whether performing in a solo capacity or in an ensemble, Haley brings a rare dynamism and energy to her music, which is 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, accompanied by her brother, Dylan, released her debut album, Heart on a String, in March 2015. In 2017, Haley produced Music for Mercy, a compilation CD featuring young musicians from around the world to raise money for the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. In May 2019, Haley teamed up with talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, Quinn Bachand, to release When the Wind Blows High and Clear. Haley is currently playing on the 25th Anniversary tour of Grammy Award winning production, Riverdance. We can’t wait to welcome Haley to Music Camp online and look forward to everyone having a chance to share in her music and talent!
Watch and listen to Haley here.