Tony Demarco, world class Irish fiddler from Brooklyn NY has been satisfying clients for more than 30 years. Tony's fiddling has been featured in music programs at New York University organized by Mick Moloney, as well as the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick headed by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. He has also been recorded on the Smithsonian folkways records.
Tony has been performing and teaching Irish fiddle music for more than 30 years, and is now one of leading living exponents of the New York/Sligo fiddle style. The late Paddy Reynolds, Andy McGann and Martin Wynne were very influential on Tony's playing, as was the music of New York/Sligo fiddlers of the generation prior, including Michael Coleman, James Morrison, Paddy Killoran, and James "Lad" O'Beirne. Tony's album The Sligo Indians, released in 2008 on the Smithsonian Folkways label, is tribute to this style and the musicians that shaped his music. His landmark The Apple in Winter album with Brian Conway, now available on Compass Records, is a highly regarded example of the old Sligo-style twin fiddle music from New York. Tony's popular A Trip to Sligo tutorial, co-authored with Miles Krassen, is scheduled to be re-issued soon.
"Tony's fiddle work shines through the various tracks with a complexity that we have come to expect from a very discerning musician whos approach to the music is anything but predictable."
Paul Keating - The Irish Voice
"It's hard to imagine an irish traditional music scene in new york city without tony demarco."
Mick Moloney - Irish Studies, NYU
" The Sligo Indians" represents Tony's irish fiddling at its most appealing and fulfilling.it is a recording he and his session faithfull can be proud of.
Earl Hitchner - The Irish Echo
"I love that tune tony [Linda Rays , on "The Sligo Indians" cd]. you are a great composer. "
Seamus Connolly - Irish Studies, Boston College
We offer solo and duo performances all the way up to a full Celtic Band with step dancers. We also can arrange an evening of Irish music songs, dance and poetry complete with a story teller and bagpiper. We will work with you to design the perfect your needs may be for your event.