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, StepTuneFolk 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

Let's stay in touch!

I send out newsletters once in a while with musings about music and teaching, stories about my garden/art projects/new favorite food, and news about upcoming shows.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Drank The Gold

duo with James Gascoyne

Education

private and group offerings for all ages

SCHEDULE

Date Event Location
FOLK CLUB KIDS with Dan Berggren, James Gascoyne, and Oona Grady Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
3rd FRIDAYS: Drank The Gold + Ida Mae Specker at THE COCK 'N BULL The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant, Galway, NY The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant, Galway, NY
CONCERT: Drank The Gold + High on the Hog Upper Jay Arts Center, Upper Jay, NY 12941 Upper Jay Arts Center, Upper Jay, NY 12941
CONCERT: Drank The Gold Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY
 —  — TEACHING: Caffe Lena Youth Folk Ensemble Music Camp (week 1) Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
 —  — TEACHING: GrassRoots Culture Camp (all ages, many instruments, styles, experiences!) Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, NY Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, NY
 —  — TEACHING: Caffe Lena Youth Folk Ensemble Music Camp (week 2) Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
 —  — SAILING TRIP with Drank The Gold: Celtic Among The Isles Schooner American Eagle, Rockland, ME Schooner American Eagle, Rockland, ME