|The Fire Inside Celtic||
BIO: Ashley began studying violin at age 2 and fiddle at age 7. She won several Grandfather Mountain Scottish Fiddling competitions and competed at the Scottish Fiddling Nationals in Alexandria, Virginia, and received a fourth place finish. She performed bluegrass at Walt Disney World in Orlando and the Carter Family Fold. But Irish fiddle has always been her favorite and she is thrilled to be part of an Irish group. Ashley studied music at the University of Washington in Seattle. Currently, Ashley plays with The Fire Inside Celtic band, and the Encore Four string quartet. Ashley has taught private violin, viola and fiddle lessons for nearly a decade and has a private studio of 50 students.
INSTRUMENTS: Uilleann Pipes, Low Whistle, Penny Whistle, Vocals
BIO: Originally from McPherson, KS Daniel began studying music as a young child, starting with classical piano and eventually adding the French horn and pipe organ. In high school he picked up the highland bagpipes when he was recruited by his town's pipe band, and a few years later discovered the Irish Uilleann pipes, which have now become his favorite instrument. Daniel also plays the Penny Whistle and 5-string Banjo.
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INSTRUMENTS: Concertina, Guitar, Vocals, Octave Mandolin
BIO: Michael has been studying and playing music since his early years, with a stint performing during college. He has experience with jazz, bluegrass, early music, avant-garde, classical, theatrical, liturgical, and of course Celtic.