Katie Grennan

IRISH FIDDLE/DANCE

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Katie Grennan
Katie Grennan Playing Fiddle
 

Katie Grennan's traditional fiddle playing carries the articulation of a gifted classical musician tempered by the soul of a champion Irish dancer. Her wide ranging experience as an international touring performer in both live stage productions and television have given her a unique platform as an ambassador for the music of her heart. 

Born and raised in Wexford, PA though residing in the Chicagoland area for over a decade, Katie was the fiddler in the popular celtic-fusion band Gaelic Storm for over five years, has recorded a number of solo albums, and is involved in a number of cutting edge musical projects, including The Winifred Horan Quartet, The Bow Tides & Chicago-based STEAM Quartet

As a highly sought-after and dedicated instructor of both traditional music and dance, she works with fiddlers of all ages and levels both in-person and virtually. Having passed the TCRG Certification with honors in 2010 from An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (the largest worldwide governing body of Irish dance), she has held a position as a lead instructor at the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance based in Chicago. Her deep knowledge of Irish dance & musical prowess makes her one of the forefront musicians on the Feis scene (Irish step dance competitions), and she plays regularly for championships around the country. Her recordings tailored especially for Irish dancers can be found on the Feis App.

Katie is committed to sharing the gift of music with others and serves on the advisory board of two Chicago-based non-profit organizations: Sharing Notes and the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club, a registered branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

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Upcoming Events

  • Hello! Schoten - Trinity Irish Dancers
    Jul 06, 7:00 PM – Jul 16, 7:00 PM
    Schoten, 2900 Schoten, Belgium
    Playing for the world-renowned Trinity Irish Dancers at Hello! Schoten - an international dance and music festival
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  • The Galway Arms Wednesday Traditional Irish Music Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 06
    2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Jul 06, 8:00 PM – Jul 07, 10:30 PM
    2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Open to all musicians
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  • The Bow Tides
    Fri, Aug 05
    Naperville
    Aug 05, 7:00 PM
    Naperville, Naperville, IL, USA
    The Bow Tides kick off their 2022 summer tour at Naperville Irish fest!
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  • The Bow Tides at IAHC
    Sat, Aug 06
    Chicago
    Aug 06, 7:00 PM
    Chicago, 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA
    Come hear the Bow Tides' debut performance at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago!
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  • An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival
    Aug 12, 7:00 PM – Aug 13, 7:00 PM
    Butte, Butte, MT, USA
    Appearing as a special guest with the Prodigals
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  • Milwaukee Irish Fest (with Trinity Irish Dancers)
    Aug 19, 7:00 PM – Aug 20, 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Current Projects

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The Bow Tides

FEMALE FRONTED
STRING TRIO
FEATURING KATIE GRENNAN, JESSIE BURNS AND ELLERY KLEIN

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Echo Bridge Sounds

IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL FIDDLE INSTRUCTION

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Steam Quartet

CHICAGO-BASED TRADITIONAL IRISH BAND

FEATURING JOHN WILLIAMS, KATIE GRENNAN, STEVE MORROW AND JEFF LINDBLADE

 
 

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