Dan Faiella

Dan Faiella (guitar, folk ensembles) is a guitarist specializing in traditional Celtic music. Trained as an accompanist through years of playing for New England contra dances and alongside Irish fiddlers, he has performed at venues and festivals around the country with numerous traditional music groups, as well as in a duo with his sister and longtime musical collaborator, fiddler and singer Liz Faiella. In his solo playing, Dan’s fingerstyle arrangements of traditional songs and tunes draw extensively on techniques and ornamentation from traditional idioms such as Celtic harp playing and sean-nós singing. He has taught at various camps and festivals, including Maine Fiddle Camp, Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, and Boston Celtic Music Festival, in addition to ensemble and private lesson teaching.