Nathan Gourley is one of America's most highly regarded young players of Traditional Irish music. A former member of Chulrua, the Doon Ceili Band, and the Two Tap Trio, he started playing music at age five. While living in Minnesota he collaborated with such renowned players as Paddy O’Brien of Chulrua, Daithi Sproule of Altan, Brian Miller of Bua, and Norah Rendell of The Outside Track. He was a finalist in the Sean O Riada fiddle competition in 2014 and winner of Boston’s Fiddler of Dooney competition in 2013.
Nathan performs both solo and with a group, including guitar and uilleann pipes, and is happy to work with clients to find the right music for them!
Price Range: $100 - $400
Gig Length: 5 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Lively traditional irish music! I play both solo, as well as in duets with an accompanist, an irish bagpiper, or another fiddler. Larger groups may also be arranged.
A former member of Chulrua, the Doon Ceili Band, the Two Tap Trio, and the Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Nathan Gourley started playing music at age five. While living in Minnesota he had the opportunity to collaborate with such renowned players as Paddy O’Brien of Chulrua, Daithi Sproule of Altan, Brian Miller of Bua, and Norah Rendell of The Outside Track. Now a resident of Boston, Nathan has recently released 'Life Is All Checkered' with Laura Feddersen and 'Copley Street' with Joey Abarta, and 'The Truckley Howl' with John Blake and Mairead Hurley.
Additional Booking Notes
I'm happy to play acoustically, or can plug into a provided sound system, or can bring my own - whatever makes the most sense!
Past Booked Events
|September 07, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
Thousands of options of tradition irish reels, jigs, hornpipes, set dances, polkas, slides, waltzes, airs, and O'Carolan tunes.
Influences & Inspiration
Fiddlers: Tommy Peoples, John Doherty, Bobby Casey, James Kelly... the list goes on and on.
Bands: Altan, Dervish, Lunasa, The Bothy Band, The Chieftains.
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