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Young Performer and All Ireland Winner Andrew Caden

08/21/2020 7:42 AM | Anonymous member

Andrew Caden (fiddle) is a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. He is the 2017 All-Ireland fiddle champion (fifteen to eighteen), a second place medalist in the slow air competition (fifteen to eighteen) at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis, Co. Clare, a second place medalist in the 2017 Junior Fiddler of Dooney Contest in Sligo, Ireland, and a Gold Medal Finalist in the Sean O'Riada fiddle competition. Andrew studies with the acclaimed Sligo-style fiddler Brian Conway from New York.  Andrew has also worked with Mitch Fanning, the director of the Bog Band and coordinator of the MAD Week Irish arts summer program in Maryland. In 2014, Andrew received the Frankie Kennedy Memorial Scholarship awarded to traditional Irish musicians by the Greater Washington Ceili Club and serves as the Youth Officer for the O'Neill-Malcom Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Branch in the Washington DC area.  Andrew is a member of the St. Aeden's Ceili Band and is a regular player at traditional Irish music sessions and festivals throughout the area.  He has performed with The Chieftains at Strathmore, at the Kennedy Center, the Irish Embassy, and for visiting political dignitaries, including Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny in 2017.  Andrew is predominantly influenced by many of the great Sligo-style fiddle players, most notably Brian Conway, Andy McGann, and Micheal Coleman.  When Andrew isn't fiddling, he enjoys playing ice hockey and is a sports car enthusiast.  

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