Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
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Instructor Website: https://dannydiamond.ie/bio/
Teaching Irish Fiddle Intermediate (T-W-Th) and Irish Fiddle Advanced (T-W-Th)
Danny Diamond is a musician and researcher with a background in Irish traditional music, currently based between Minneapolis, USA and Dublin, Ireland.
Born in Belfast into a cross-community family with deep roots in traditional music, Danny spent his formative years learning, playing and performing at festivals and music sessions around Ireland. Later, he was heavily involved in the revival of Dublin's folk music scene, working as a musician, archivist, and sound engineer. In recent years Danny has toured internationally, creating and performing collaborative projects with writers, dance companies and visual artists.
Current projects include: performing & recording with Minnesotan multi-instrumentalist and singer Brian Miler; postgraduate research with NUIGalway, analysing melodic patterns and structures in folk music collections; and co-ordination of a project for the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) on composer and fiddle player Andy Dickson.
Past projects include: music co-ordinator, performer and co-writer of the score for Teac Damsa’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance theatre show Swan Lake /Loch na hEala (2016-19); founding member of the bands Slow Moving Clouds (2014-2018) and Mórga (2007-2016); Field Recordings Officer with ITMA (2008-2016).