Alison Gillespie
  • Artist-Lecturer in celtic fiddle


Alison Gillespie has been with the music faculty at Moravian College since 1996 as an instructor of Irish and Scottish Fiddle. Alison founded and directs the popular Moravian College Celtic Ensemble which performs regularly at the college and in the community. She is a frequent workshop clinician throughout the region and she performs as a founding member of the Celtic bands Blackwater, with three album recordings, and Banna Lach, as well as doing free-lance performance and recording projects. Alison also teaches at the River Valley Waldorf School in Bridgeton, PA and at her home studio in Coopersburg, PA. She leads a monthly Irish music session in Hellertown, PA, and is the founder and organizer of the annual Celtic Classic Fiddle Competition in Bethlehem, PA, now in its 17th year. Alison has traveled extensively in the British Isles and Ireland, and she also enjoys performing with her husband and three daughters who were all raised in the Celtic music tradition.