Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Teaching M10: Fiddle, Intermediate Irish and M15: Fiddle, Advanced Irish
Olivia Barrett is a fiddle player from Salt Spring Island, Canada. She has been immersed in Irish traditional music from a young age and has taught as a fiddle instructor across Canada. She has opened for and performed with artists such as Pierre Schryer, Martin Hayes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Alasdair Fraser, mostly recently performing at the 2019 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Olivia writes and performs music in a variety of traditional styles, drawing from Celtic, Scandinavian, and Canadian influences. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Irish Traditional Music Performance at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick.