About Claire Shirey
Fiddle, Concertina, and Dance
Claire Shirey is a multi instrumentalist and champion Irish dancer, currently living in Nashville, TN. In 2012 she became a student teacher for the Atlanta Irish Music School, teaching not only concertina but tin whistle, bodhran and the fiddle. During her time with the Atlanta Irish Music School, she has performed at numerous venues: Chamber of Commerce, Spivey Hall, Atlanta City Winery and Emory Celtic Christmas. In 2013 under the Atlanta Celtic Company, Claire began playing and dancing with many bands in Atlanta, Georgia Claire has participated in the Fleadh numerous years placing in the concertina and flute. In attending the Mid-west Fleadh, she participated in the Grupai Ceoil.
In addition to being an Irish Musician, she is also an Irish step dancer. In 2016 Claire finished her competitive dancing career placing 4th in the Southern Region the retiring to become a feis musician the following year. She has danced for many bands over the years including The Chieftains, Gaelic Storm, Jamie Laval Celtic Christmas tour, and the Nashville Celts. Recently she has graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Communications Studies and a certificate in Music Business.
Atlanta, GA, USA