New York born fiddler, Brian Conway, is a leading exponent of the tastefully ornamented Sligo fiddling style. Brian’s early studies were with his father, Jim, of Plumbridge, County Tyrone and with Limerick-born fiddler/teacher Martin Mulvihill. However, it was the legendary fiddler and composer Martin Wynne who taught him the real secrets of the County Sligo style. Brian remains faithful to the rich tradition handed down to him. He has performed all over North America from San Francisco to New York and places in between, such as Chicago, Milwaukee and Colorado. His talents have also been enthusiastically received throughout Ireland and the rest of Europe. He is considered one of the premier instructors of traditional Irish music.
Conor Hearn is a stylistically diverse guitar player and instructor who specializes in accompaniment of traditional Irish and Scottish fiddle playing. Hailing from the Irish music communities of Washington D.C. and Maryland, Conor grew up playing fiddle and guitar in traditional Irish music sessions. A versatile sideman, Conor tours with groups like the traditional Celtic duo “Rakish” and Afro-Celtic-Funk band “Soulsha,” and performs with renowned Irish music icons like Seamus Egan, John Whelan, and more. Conor currently makes his home in Medford, MA where he performs and teaches regularly.