Irish Fiddler Haley Richardson in Concert
Venue: Tempo Studio, Blacksburg
Organizations: Haley Richardson
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - TBD
Event Types: Music
Cost: $15.00
Tempo Studio presents Irish Fiddler Haley Richardson in concert on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Join us at TEMPO, Blacksburg's newest music venue, in downtown Blacksburg for an Irish fiddle concert featuring All Ireland Champion Fiddler, Haley Richardson with guitarist Don Penzien.

Haley Richardson is the 2015 Junior Fiddler of Dooney and the 2013 All Ireland Champion winning in both under 12 solo fiddle and under 12 fiddle slow airs.

After asking to learn to play the violin at age two, Haley began Suzuki violin lessons at the age of three. Her enthusiasm and love of playing was quickly recognized and at four she began lessons with Gerry Rice of Haddonfield, NJ who remained her teacher until fall 2015. Haley currently studies classical violin with Madison Day of Audobon, NJ.

Before her 5th birthday, Haley fell in love with Irish music inspired by fiddler Kevin Burke during a live performance. She began learning fiddle tunes from Kevin's "How to Play Celtic Fiddle" DVD and by listening to his CD and playing along while riding in the car. Formal study of Irish fiddle began with Kathy DeAngelo of Voorhees, NJ in August of 2007. In July 2009, after winning her first Mid-Atlantic under 12 Irish fiddle competition at just six years old, she met fiddling legend and teacher, Brian Conway, who became her teacher a couple months later. By April 2014, Haley was a 6-time Mid-Atlantic Region under 12 Irish fiddle champion. She is a 3-time MidAtlantic Fleadh Under 15 solo fiddle championship and 2-time Under 15 fiddle slow airs champion, bringing the number of Mid-Atlantic solo fiddle wins to nine consecutive championships. She has placed numerous times in the All Ireland competition in both solo fiddle, fiddle slow airs, and in trio competitions including second place in both under 15 solo fiddle and fiddle slow airs in August 2016.

In addition to being a dynamic solo performer, Haley has performed with many of the most well-known names in Irish music today including The Chieftains, Altan, Dervish, Mick Moloney, Pride of New York, Liz Carroll with Cherish the Ladies, John Whelan, Paddy Keenan, and is a regular member of Green Fields of American and The John Whelan Band. She has also participated as the band fiddler in the Studio2Stage Irish dance production, That's Dancing, from 2014-2017.

She was featured in an article in Fiddler Magazine’s Fall 2015 issue. Haley, accompanied by her brother, Dylan, released her debut album, "Heart on a String", in March 2015. In March 2017, Haley released a charity CD she produced entitled "Music for Mercy" featuring young musicians under the age of 21 to raise money for the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.


Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased online at

The music begins at 7:00 pm and the doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tempo Studio is located at 119 North Main Street in Suite 101 in Blacksburg, VA.

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