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HEATHER LEWIN - Musician, Teacher, Composer

  

Musician:

  

Heather Lewin plays violin, viola, cello and sings. She is currently performing with:

 

Derek Pritzl & The Gamblederekpritzl.com
Dairyland's Finest String Bandwww.facebook.com/DairylandsFinest
Sawdust Symphonysawdustsymphony.com
Brewtown Brewgrassbrewtownbrewgrass.com
 
 
She is also a Feis musician (Irish dance competition), a Feis Music Competition Adjudicator, and she loves playing for Irish Ceili & Set Dancers. (You may even find her out on the floor dancing a set or two).
   

Teacher:

 

Heather offers private lessons on violin, viola & cello in the Milwaukee area at Family Music Center and at Beglan Academy. She is also an instructor for the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music, and has taught workshops at venues around the country.

 

 

Composer:

 

Heather enjoys composing fiddle tunes. A few have become quite popular locally and abroad.

 

 
Education:
Heather attended UW-Stevens Point to study Music Education, and later went on to earn degrees in AnthropologyAmerican Indian Studies & Celtic Studies from UW-Milwaukee.
 
  
Past Performing Groups, Collaborations & Bands:
  
Classical:   
UW-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
   
Musical Theater:   
 

AWARDS:   

 
Heather was the Miscellaneous (Viola) Champion in the Adult division at the 2006 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil and went on to compete in the 2006 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Letterkenny, Ireland.
 
She was the Champion in the 2012 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil in Fiddle Slow Airs and competed in the 2012 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan, Ireland.  
 
Heather was honored to be the 2007 recipient of the Ed Ward Irish Music Scholarship, which she  used to attend the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Donegal.  
 
DISCOGRAPHY:   
Derek Pritzl & the Gamble - Over My Shoulder (recording in progress)
The Liver Killers - World Famous (2016)
Athas - 10 for 10 (2015)
American Players Theater - Soundtrack 'Molly Sweeney' (2013 season)

Scott Lucas & the Married Men - Blood Half Moon (2012)

Reilly - Kick Ass Celtic Christmas (2008)

The Tank Commanders - New Years Sessions (2008)

The Tossers - Agony (2007)

The Tossers - Valley of the Shadow of Death (2005)

Athas - Athas (2007)

The Mighty Lumberhorn - Nothing Really Happened... (2008)

The Mighty Lumberhorn - American Standards (2007)

The Mighty Lumberhorn - LIVE at WMSE (2006)

The 'Merry' Lumberhorn - Xmas Xtravaganza (Live 2006)

The Consorte of Somesorte - Danse! (2004)

Bounding Main - Casting Off (2004

Bounding Main - Maiden Voyage (2003)

Tatra Slovak Dancers - Slovakia (2000)

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