Winnifred Horan Fiddle Master Class
Venue: Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Born and raised in New York of Irish parents, Winifred began playing music at an early age and was taught be the late Maureen Glynn. Winifred learnt traditional fiddle and classical and won a scholarship to attend Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, as a teenager, for violin. She attained a degree in Music from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. This combination of both classical and traditional backgrounds helps to define the style that is so identifiable and associated with Winifred's playing. In great demand for live shows and as a studio musician, she has worked with many of the finest musicians on the Irish Music and contemporary folk scenes.
She has played and recorded with Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon, Declan O' Rourke, Belinda Carlisle, Mundy, Pierce Turner, Richard Shindell, Liz Carroll and many more. Her meeting and ultimate collaboration with Seamus Egan saw the start of the Irish-American band SOLAS which has since enjoyed worldwide success. Solas has been warmly received for it's live performances, timeless recordings and extraordinary musicianship. Winifred released two solo albums over the last ten years – "Just one Wish" and "The Pleasures of Home" to great critical acclaim both in the U.S. and Ireland.