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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors

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Asher Gray

Instructor Website: https://bit.ly/3hVAo6R

Teaching Friday Sampler: Beginning Whistle (Friday only).

Asher has been playing traditional Irish music since 1994 and was a founding member of Milwaukee-based groups, Anam Rí and Cé. Beginning with the bodhrán at age twelve, his versatile ability led him to later master the whistle, wooden flute, and Irish bouzouki. He has won numerous awards on whistle, flute and bodhrán at the Midwest Fleadh and competed in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. In 2000, Asher was the recipient of The Edward J. Ward Irish Music Scholarship, presented yearly at Milwaukee Irish Fest for accomplishments in Irish music. In 2007, Asher graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA focusing on Film and Art. He also receiv Over the years, Asher has recorded seven albums, three of which were solo albums. In addition recording, He performs around the midwest and US, is involved as a faculty member at the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music and continues to be heavily involved in the Milwaukee Irish session scene.

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