Moira Nelligan Biography

Georgia born Moira Nelligan performs and teaches traditional music, from Ireland, the US and European folk traditions. She sings and plays fiddle, accordion, keyboard, Irish drum and recorder.

Awarded the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant from the Georgia Council of the Arts as Master Artist, Moira has also been included in the GCA touring artists roster.  A lifelong music student and long time teacher, Moira has also performed extensively in Southeast at such venues as the North Georgia Folk Festival, Savannah Irish Festival, Atlanta Celtic Christmas, Savannah Celtic Christmas, Eddie's Attic and Spivey Hall.

Moira’s CD “I Give You Music” received enthusiastic praise from reviewers of national and international folk music publications. “Sing Out!” magazine hailed it as a “brilliantly played debut.” Ireland’s Frank Blair describes in his review: “a voice full of sweetness and emotional depth;” “delightful” (Dirty Linen) and “angel voiced,” (Creative Loafing).


Her "Christmas Folksongs" CD is a collection of Moira's unique arrangements of wintery and Christmasy fiddle music and songs from the British Isles, France, Spain and the U.S. and features her skills on fiddle, guitar, recorders and percussion.  


Moira has a passion for teaching the music she loves to play. A long-time teacher of  "The Music Class"  for very young children, Moira now focuses full-time on playing and teaching roots music to adults and children at workshops, summer camps, and at her home studio in Pine Lake, GA.