GERRY HARRINGTON

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Gerry Harrington

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Brief Biography (Courtesy of Crashed Music, 2005)

Gerry Harrington is a simply amazing fiddler. In a country where great musicians are commonplace, he stands out. Known both for his technical mastery, and the sweet lilting beauty of his style, he is much in demand for festivals, workshops, and concerts. Gerry grew up in County Kerry under the influence of some of the great players of the day, Joe Thoma, Connie O'Connell, and Dennis McMahon. In the 1980s he lived in the Chicago area, playing tunes with Johnny McGreevy, Liz Carroll and others. Gerry's music was brought to a wider audience during the nineties through the release of two exquisite albums with accordion player Eoghan O'Sullivan, Scéal Eile and The Smokey Chimney.
Another musical match made in heaven was formed when Gerry recorded The New Road with button accordion master Charlie Piggott. The depth of tradition in their playing is formidable, and yet the sound remains fresh and exciting. The listener is treated to rare versions and tasty interpretations of tunes, a natural coming together of skill and sensibilities that strikes to the very heart of the music. Audiences from Alaska to Ohio, and from California to New York were delighted with their simple yet elegant playing. When not performing in Europe, the US, and Ireland, Gerry teaches intermediate and advanced fiddle lessons, and has completed work on his fourth album in collaboration with singer Nancy Conescu. The two have been playing all over Ireland to high acclaim, and this duo promises to be a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Their album is called 'The Fiddle The Voice' and is released on Connoisseur Records.


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