Jean Bolger

A fiddler of both power and finesse, Jean began playing violin at the age of six: classical music was the ‘approved listening’ at home. A later convert to Irish fiddle, she brings great control to her fiery playing and a firm delicacy to her subtle, nuanced accompaniments. (On the other hand, she has occasionally been known to play the accordion, and has a weakness for Irish polkas) Jean is also a prolific composer, and at one point undertaking a project of writing a new tune every day for a year. She has a website devoted to teaching Irish fiddle tunes at
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