Berklee Summer in the CityJen Moynihan and Hamish Napier

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Friday / July 20, 2012 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
United States
Hamish Napier

Jenna Moynihan began playing the violin at the age of 6. It was not long after that she was introduced to Scottish and Irish fiddle styles, and since that time, she has never looked back. At the age of 19, she is quickly making a name for herself in the Celtic fiddling traditions. Hailing from a small town in Western New York, she has earned champion titles in Scottish Fiddle Competitions, studied with distinguished musicians such as Alasdair Fraser, Darol Anger, and Hanneke Cassel. Moynihan has been a leading member of the fiddle group Bonnie Loch, and contributed many original compositions to their 2008 album, Darach. She has performed across both the United States and Scotland, and is currently based in Boston, pursuing a performance degree from the Berklee College of Music.

Hamish Napier is a pianist, singer, flautist, and whistle player from Strathspey, Scotland. He has been taught by top Scottish whisters Iain MacDonald and Marc Duff amongst others. He was a finalist in the Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year Award 2006, was nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the Scots Trad Awards 2005, and is also a previous winner of the All Britain whistle competition. Hamish performed alongside virtuoso whistler Brian Finnegan in the Master and Apprentice whistle and flute concert at Celtic Connections 2003.  He has recorded on over a dozen albums of Scottish traditional music including three with multi-award winning folk group Back of the Moon.