Kaitlin Hahn has been playing fiddle since the tender age of 6.

She began her musical journey as a classical violinist, starting to study Celtic fiddle with Ed Paloucek at age 18. Since then, she has become an active session player and has filled in for fiddlers in a few local bands in the Milwaukee area. Kaitlin teaches music throughout southeastern Wisconsin and is on the faculty of Milwaukee's Irish Fest School of Music. She attended the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp in Tennessee and took classes in fiddle and piano accompaniment at the Gaelic College of Arts & Crafts in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has studied with Liz Carroll, Stan Chapman, Glenn Graham and several others.

Kaitlin is a former member of the Milwaukee band Bantry Bay and now plays with Atlantic Wave. She recently released her debut solo album, Nice to Meet You, in 2004, and Atlantic Wave made its recorded debut with Craic'd in 2006. Also in 2004, she was chosen to travel and perform in Chiba, Japan, as part of a cultural delegation for Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle. On top of all of this, she recently graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in instrumental music education.

Be sure to visit Kaitlin's website!

Reviews by Kaitlin include:


Melody & Derrick Cameron
When There's Music

Johnny Connolly
An Mileoidean Scaoilte, with Charlie Lennon

Sutton Foster

Karen & Helene

Oisin McAuley
Far from the Hills of Donegal

Manus McGuire

Jennifer Roland
For Each New Day

Smithfield Fair
Winds of Time

Young Dubliners
Real World

Barra MacNeils: 20 Years & Counting

Bho Linn gu Linn: Generations

Brenda Stubbert's Real

Ceilidh at the Big Fiddle '07

Ceilidh at the Big Fiddle '08

Celtic Fest Chicago

Celtic Pub

Collectively Celtic

J.P. Cormier


Extracurricular activities

Festival Club highlights

Festival Club 2009, opening night

Festival Club 2010, opening night

Festival Club 2010, Day 2

Festival Club 2010, Day 3

Festival Club 2011, opening night

Festival Club 2011, Day 2

Festival Club 2011, Day 3

Festival Club 2011, Day 4

Festival Club 2011, Day 5

The Fiddletree Two

Fiddle Workshop with Buddy MacMaster

From Coast to Coast

Girl Power

The Hills are Alive

Irish Eyes

Irish Fest, Day 1

Irish Fest, Day 2

Irish Fest, Day 3

Irish Fest, Day 4

Island Neighbours

Island Women

Kelly's Dream

Legendary Celts

Louisbourg Crossroads (2007)

Louisbourg Crossroads (2011)

Ashley MacIsaac

Natalie MacMaster

Maiomi (A Gathering)

My Old True Love: The Songs that Bind

Piano Summit 2010

Piano Summit 2011

Pipers' Ceilidh '06

Pipers' Ceilidh '07

Songs, Tunes & Stories

Pierre Schryer & Quinn Bachand

Roarin' Roots

String Crossings

A Taste of the Festival

Tee & Tunes

A Touch of the Irish

The Tune Makers

Tunes for the Mira

Tunes Gu Leor

Unusual Suspects Encore

Whycocomagh Gathering

Women in Tune

The World's Biggest Square Dance

The Young & the Restless

Derrick Cameron: spreading tradition

Liz Carroll: fiddles, kids & the Cubs

Danu (Oisin McAuley): doing his best

Joella Foulds: Otis Tomas's fiddle tree

Natalie MacMaster: fiddler, producer, wife & chef

Joanie Madden: riding the Celtic wave

Manus McGuire: an Irishman in Cape Breton