Celtic Purple
  • When the Battle is Over
  • Coilsfield House
  • Beltaine
  • Celtic Purple
  • Jock o'Hazeldean
  • Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside
  • New Moon March
  • Cumbernauld
  • En Marche
  • Slane (Be Thou My Vision)/Nettleton (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing)
  • Farewell to Ireland
  • May the Road Rise to Meet You
  • Five Horned Jig
  • Pumpkin's Fancy
  • All Set for St. Pat's
  • When the Battle is Over
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (02:10) [4.97 MB]
  • Coilsfield House
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (04:15) [9.71 MB]
  • Beltaine
    Genre: Ethnic
    MP3 (01:38) [3.73 MB]
  • Celtic Purple
    Genre: World Music
    MP3 (02:05) [4.78 MB]
  • Jock o'Hazeldean
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (02:27) [5.61 MB]
  • Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside
    Genre: Ethnic
    MP3 (01:27) [3.33 MB]
  • New Moon March
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (01:46) [4.06 MB]
  • Cumbernauld
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (03:00) [6.85 MB]
  • En Marche
    Genre: Acoustic
    MP3 (02:41) [6.13 MB]
  • Slane (Be Thou My Vision)/Nettleton (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing)
    Genre: Acoustic
    MP3 (04:01) [9.2 MB]
  • Farewell to Ireland
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (01:39) [3.77 MB]
  • May the Road Rise to Meet You
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (02:37) [5.99 MB]
  • Five Horned Jig
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (01:27) [3.31 MB]
  • Pumpkin's Fancy
    Genre: Celtic
    MP3 (01:43) [3.95 MB]
  • All Set for St. Pat's
    Genre: Celtic
Biography
Cady(pronounced "Caddy")has brought her spirited Celtic fiddling to 38 states and Ireland, performing at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival.

Called "one of America’s top Celtic fiddlers” by New Age Voice magazine and “bursting with pure and natural talent” by HotIndieNews.com, Cady offers a spirited fiddle show with a global twist. Cady’s music blends traditional Irish tunes with global rhythms and American folk, creating a signature sound that appeals to a variety of audiences. “I love to bring Irish music to people who might not normally hear it,” she says.

Reviewers have described her playing as “highly melodic” (Dirty Linen); “gorgeous fiddle playing” (MP3s Music Magazine); “a remarkable talent” (Michael Allison); and “fresh and interesting” (AMG). Alternatives says Cady “sizzles on the fiddle” and Chaos Realm says she has “a fire others don’t have.”

Cady says, “The first time I heard Irish music it was one of those really powerful connections. I had to play it.” She studied Irish fiddling with NY-Sligo fiddler Brian Conway and then traveled to Limerick, Ireland as the winner of the President’s Award Scholarship. At the Blas International Summer School, she learned from some of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers and studied Irish history, culture, dance, and language.

Her background includes a Master of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York, and she has played violin since her childhood in Seattle.

Cady has four CDs, (Irish Coffee/Harp and Shamrock/Shines likes Silver and the upcoming Celtic Purple CD), and her music is played on more than 300 radio stations. DJs have described her music as “smartly spirited and soul-filled” (WRNZ) and “head and shoulders above her peers” (3WBC, Australia). Her violin playing can be heard on soundtracks including Irish-American baseball movie, The Emerald Diamond, Random Acts, Snakes and Ladders and Child of Giants: My journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange. She has also recorded on CDs for Pierce Turner and the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County. Her songwriting made her a two-time finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards.

Cady performs as a duo with French guitarist Vita Tanga and with groups including A Band of Rogues and the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County. Her tv show, "A Fiddle Around Town" airs on the Brooklyn Free Speech channel throughout New York City.

Cady Finlayson is available for concerts, festivals, private events, speaking engagements and workshops.
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  • Members:
    Cady Finlayson
  • Sounds Like:
    Eileen Ivers, Martin Hayes, Alasdair Fraser
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    03/29/19
  • Profile Last Updated:
    03/06/20 00:00:03

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