Traditional Irish Music
Lisa Conway is originally from Dundalk in County Louth, and having lived in Dublin for many years is now based in Muscat, Oman. She has been playing tin whistle and fiddle since the age of 6. Growing up, Lisa and her siblings were very involved in the local trad scene, travelling to fleadhs and summer schools all over the country and were members of the Ceoltoiri Oige Orialla Ceili Band. Lisa learned tin whistle from Siobhan Kennedy, and fiddle from Rose O’Connor.
She has been teaching both tin whistle and fiddle for a few years now, to both children and adults, individually and in groups. She works with each pupil to find the easiest and most efficient way for them to learn, using notation, sheet music, and learning by ear, according to the student’s preference.
Having competed widely in her earlier years, Lisa is experienced in preparing for competitions, however, her main goal in teaching is in trying to foster a love of the tunes and playing them in her pupils, and she tries to build up a repertoire that will allow them to get out and play with others in sessions and at fleadhs as quickly as possible, because this is where the real magic of the music is for her. She feels that seeing someone learn a new tune and love it, or figure out how to master a new piece of ornamentation and incorporate it into their playing, is the best reward for a teacher.
In 2015 she appeared on the Mark Lysaght Collaborations album and we include a track from it below.
When moving to Oman, the last thing she expected to find was musicians to play with and a regular session, but she was lucky enough to find both, and has enjoyed being able to share the music with people who would never have heard it before.
Name : Lisa Conway
Instruments: Whistle and Fiddle
Address: Muscat, Oman
Skype Lessons: No
Tradconnect Profile: Lisa Conway
Email: Lisadeethree (at ) gmail (dot) com