Tom Morley

Tom Morley’s career spans thirty years and a host of genres. He's played Celtic, bluegrass, classical, swing, Americana, and country honky tonk, earning a gold album for his work with “new traditionalist” country artist John Anderson. Classically trained with a degree in music education, Tom's followed his passion for Irish Traditional Music for the past two decades, as a soloist and with groups including his new Chattanooga Celtic/folk trio Stringer's Ridge. He's made multiple trips to Ireland to learn from and play with top players such as Manus McGuire, Liz Carroll, Frankie Gavin, and Maurice Lennon.

Tom teaches privately and at fiddle workshops & camps around the US, including the O’Connor Method Camps, American Music Camp Maine, Strings Without Boundaries, Fiddle Hell Massachusetts, and John C. Campbell Folk School. In 2013 & 2017 he took members of his long-running adult fiddle group, the Irish Trad Explorers, on a tour across Ireland, where they performed in community centers and pubs, often alongside top Irish musicians. Tom contributes to iFiddle digital magazine, and has written several well-received fiddle instructional books, including "Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle" and "Fiddle Club Favorites for Strings," a collection of folk and fiddle tunes for beginning players.