One of Wisconsin's finest Irish fiddlers, Alan Ng captivates with rich timbre, complex and infectious rhythms, and thoughtful interpretation. He commands a vast repertoire from a range of native Irish regional styles, including Irish polkas and slides on the one-row accordion.
Biography Alan Ng has been playing exclusively Irish traditional music since 1993 at concerts, weddings, dances, and sessions. Alan Ng
Irish traditional fiddle has been Alan's specialty since 1993, when he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and got introduced to the addictive world of Irish sessioning thanks to the regulars at the glorious weekly session at the old Mickey's. At that point he happily and utterly abandoned his lifelong experience playing and performing classical violin and immersed himself so deeply in Irish music that it could take over every habit of every muscle in his body. In fact he simultaneously dove into the Irish dance scene, learning ceili and set dancing both on the floor as a dancer and up on stage as a musician.
Alan went on to become a founding member of a number of long-lived Irish traditional bands, including The Snug, Public House Ceili Band, and West Wind. He also broadened his understanding of Irish music by teaching himself several other instruments, each to a professional level: tin whistle, bodhrÃ¡n (the Irish drum), and Irish melodeon (one-row button accordion). He developed into an anchor player at the Mickey's session, which later moved to the Brocach, and he now runs his own monthly musical showcase at the Brocach under the name McFadden's Fancy, borrowing a family name from his pint of Irish ancestry. His newest bands are the Capitol Ceili Band and Birch.