- Earle Hitchner
(b Bronx, NY, June 16, 1961). American traditional Irish music fiddler. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries he was considered the greatest living exponent of the so-called New York Sligo style of fiddling, typified by a brisk but unrushed tempo and rhythmic, fluid bowing. Encouraged by his Co. Tyrone-born, violin-playing parents, he started fiddle lessons in ...