Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form “ Rakish.” The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of an accomplished classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston playing guitar for a number of traditional music acts and bands.

This performance was recorded on June 4, 2018.

Video Credits:
Brian O’Donovan – Producer
Antonio Oliart – Audio Recording & Mix
Chris Voss – Host
Greg Shea – Camera/Editor
Mike Kligerman – Camera
Tom Brady – Camera
Phil Reilly – Lighting