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Irish fiddle master Brian Conway brings his Sligo-style music to Las Cruces

Sep 29, 2017

Irish fiddler Brian Conway
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Brian Conway is one of the finest County Sligo-style Irish fiddlers in the United States and abroad. The winner of several All-Irish Fiddle contests in Ireland, the native New Yorker has been playing fiddle since was ten, continuing a musical tradition that Irish musicians brought to this country and which has continued to evolve here. He brought his fiddle to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the music he plays and the musicians who taught and inspired him, including his father. And while here, he demonstrated a little bit of the unique Sligo "accent" that defines Sligo-style fiddle-playing.

Conway demonstrates the Sligo style.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

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