Oona Grady is a musician and educator living in Saratoga Springs, New York. She performs with the duo Drank The Gold, a band specializing in creative arrangements of traditional Irish and American fiddle music, folk songs, and original compositions, as well as with other projects including The Grady Girls, StepTune, Folk Club Kids, and Carolyn Shapiro.
Oona grew up in Ithaca, NY, nurtured by a family and community with a deep love of music. After receiving a grounding in Suzuki violin and Irish fiddle, she began performing with her family band as a teenager, and moved to Ireland at age eighteen to continue her music studies at University College Cork, graduating with a B.Mus. in 2008.
Oona manages an active private music studio and is a founding teacher at the Caffe Lena School of Music. She also works as a guest instructor for weekend workshops and summer programs, including GrassRoots Culture Camp, the Flurry Festival, Winter Village Music Camp, and the Ithaca Suzuki Institute.
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FROM WEXT: "Any chance to swing by and visit with Rick and Tugg at the Cock'n Bull is a fun time. This time out there, we asked Drank the Gold to come play a few songs as they prepare to play their show at the Cock'n Bull.
We discuss their band's name origin and the music that they play.
The show at the Cock'n Bull on February 2, 2023 will feature their friend Ida Mae Specker. For more information, visit the Facebook event."