New England & Celtic Music: Fiddle
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki has been fiddlin' around for 17 years, performing solo and collaborating with numerous bands around the Northeastern USA and Ireland. Though he often takes the fiddle into genres where it's rarely seen, Jordanís roots are strongly set in traditional music. He began in the old New England contra dance culture, inspired and taught by the legendary dance-calling and fiddling duo Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman. He soon added Celtic music to his repertoire and has performed regularly in this genre for the last 15 years, working with numerous bands and opening for such acts as Willie Nelson, Tommy Makem, and Derek Warfield of The Wolfetones.
Jordan has won numerous fiddle contests around New England, played on over two dozen albums (including projects with Garth Hudson of The Band), and released several solo records. The most recent of these, Into the Cold, is comprised of original music and is played regularly on several radio stations around New England. In addition to traditional music, he also plays fiddle with various contemporary bands in genres ranging from rock and funk to blues and country. He was one of the founding members of JamAntics ("Best Jam Band" NH Magazine, 2010, "Best Original Band" The Hippo, 2011) and currently plays most frequently with the Dusty Gray Band in addition to several other local projects. He has toured nationally with the Adam Ezra Group (winner of four New England Music Awards) and has appeared as a guest musician with other nationally touring bands including Yarn, The Spring Standards, The Lost Trailers and regional favorites Roots of Creation and Hot Day At The Zoo. Highlight gigs have included several NH governor's inaugural receptions, Irish pubs from Clare to Donegal, The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., as well as hundreds of appearances at barn dances, rock concerts, farmerís markets, folk festivals, weddings, private parties, and anywhere else people want to kick back and have a good time.
activities and age groups: performances, dances and workshops for any age group at venues ranging from living rooms to concert halls. Particularly enjoys outdoor shows.
28 Dame Rd
Newmarket, NH 03857
Alt. Phone: 603/344-0400