Chrissy Crowley To Perform At Crowley Gathering

 
Photo of Chrissy Crowley; used with permissionChrissy Crowley, a young Celtic musician from Cape Breton, Canada is coming to Clonakilty to perform at the September 2007 Crowley Clan Gathering. Chrissy is a traditional fiddler and recording artist who has recently released her debut album. She lives in the beautiful Margaree area of Nova Scotia, a place known for its cherished musical culture. Christine is one of the new generation of fiddlers inspired by the traditions of artists who have gone before. She has embraced the music of her celtic roots and has made it her own.

Chrissy is the granddaughter of fiddlers Bill Crowley and Archie Neil Chisholm and her large extended family has always greatly valued the traditions of their Scottish forebears and their Newfoundland/Irish ancestors. It was Chrissy who asked her mother to take her grandfather Bill's violin out of storage. She had decided to become a fiddler and listened intently to her family's home recordings. She remains a largely self-taught artist, absorbing the rich musical culture of the Margaree in which she lives by listening to the local players and learning by observation. Chrissy has also studied at the Celtic College in Goderich, Cape Breton’s Ceilidh Trail School of Music and the Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts.

You can hear Chrissy’s music and order her CD at www.chrissycrowley.com and at www.myspace.com/marageefiddler



Photo used by permission.

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