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Tom Morley


Tom Morley’s career spans thirty years and a host of genres. He's played Celtic, bluegrass, classical, swing, Americana, and country honky tonk, earning a gold album for his work with “new traditionalist” country artist John Anderson. Classically trained with a degree in music education, Tom's followed his passion for Irish Traditional Music for the past two decades, as a soloist and with groups including the Celtic/World band, Mithril, and the Irish folk duo, Tradd Street. He has made multiple trips to Ireland to learn from and play with top players such as Manus McGuire, Liz Carroll, Frankie Gavin, Maurice Lennon, Charlie Piggott and Thomas Walsh (composer of Inisheer).

Tom teaches privately and at fiddle workshops and string camps around the US, including the original O’Connor Method Camps, American Music Camp Maine, Julie Lyonn Lieberman’s Strings Without Boundaries, SCOR Adult String Camp, and John C. Campbell Folk School. In 2013 and again in 2017, he took members of his long-running adult fiddle group, the Irish Trad Explorers, on a tour across Ireland, where they performed in community centers, churches, and pubs, often alongside top Irish musicians. Tom contributes to iFiddle digital magazine, and wrote several well-received fiddle instructional books, including Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle and the Fiddle Club Favorites for Strings series, a collection of folk and fiddle tunes for beginning players, available for violin, viola, cello, and mandolin.