Hailing from a family of bush pilots in Fairbanks, Alaska, Caitlin Warbelow is an award-winning fiddler/violinist currently residing in Brooklyn. Caitlin leads classical, Irish, bluegrass, folk, and Americana-based ensembles for weddings, dinners, parties, and other events. She specializes in providing a professional, timely, and well-organized musical experience for her clients, and has ten years experience playing for and organizing music services for events. Well-connected in the NYC music scene, Caitlin can fulfill most any request in terms of musical genre, number of musicians, custom selections, special requests, etc. For a bit more info about Caitlin, keep reading below. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!
Caitlin began her studies at age three in the Boston Suzuki program, and went on to win honors from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the National Suzuki Conference, as well as scholarships at the Meadowmount School (where she studied with Sally Thomas of Juilliard), Boston University, and Columbia University. In the folk and traditional realms, she holds championship titles at the New England Fiddle Championship and the Fleadh Cheoil (All-Ireland Competition). Caitlin holds a masters degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University and double bachelors degrees from Boston University in Violin Performance and Anthropology.
Caitlin has toured and performed with Cherish the Ladies, Celtic Fire, Beyond Celtic, and The Mickey Finns, among many others. Known as something of a musical chameleon, Caitlin performs, records, and teaches extensively in NYC and around the country in a variety of genres including Irish traditional and rock, country and bluegrass, Texas swing and contest fiddling, and on occasion returns to her roots as a classical violinist.
Caitlin recently recorded and produced "Manhattan Island Sessions", a live recording of traditional Irish music in NYC pubs. It features fifteen young traditional musicians, including Isaac Alderson (Celtic Crossroads), Dan Lowery and Alan Murray (The Young Wolftones), Kyle Sanna (Nuala Kennedy Trio), Anna Colliton (The Forge), Johnny Cuomo, Marta Cook, and Ryan McGiver. The CD was nominated for a 2012 Independent Music Award. If you'd like to hear a few tracks from this album to get a feel for the Irish music we can provide, just send a quick note!