Chris Brennan-Hagy, Violin/Fiddling
Chris Brennan Hagy is a Suzuki violin teacher with an active private studio. Chris began playing Irish traditional fiddle in 1985. She studied the fiddle with John Kelly of Philadelphia. Chris also studies with Dolly Koritzer as a current teacher/mentor and John Carty (fiddle). She played for years with the Philadelphia Ceili Band for their Friday night ceilis and also with the S.P.U.D.S. (Summit Pick Up Dance Society) for Contra dances. Chris has performed professionally at various private and public venues in the Philadelphia area for many years. She has also coordinated the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Irish Festival youth performers (The Next Generation) for the last 9 years. Chris has offered a free monthly youth lesson/session at the Commodore Barry Club in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Chris has taught at the Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute for the last four years. Chris has studied with Brian Conway, Liz Carroll, James Kelly and other leading traditional Irish fiddlers. In 1996 she released a CD entitled Live at the Mermaid, Chris Brennan Hagy & Friends.