Sheila Falls is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and a three-time North American Irish Fiddle Champion. She capture the All-Ireland Fiddle Championship at the age of 15. She is in demand as a performer, educator, and recording artist.
She was chosen by Larry Reynolds to teach for the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann Music School in Boston at its inception. She has numerous recordings to her credit including Tommy Makem’s “Ireland” and a documentary on the Boston-based fiddle group, “Childsplay,” which was aired on PBS. Sheila released a solo album titled “All in the Timing.” She has recordings in the Smithsonian Folk Life Collection and the Library of Congress. Her fiddle can be heard in the documentary, “The Mining Wars,” which aired on PBS’s “An American Experience.”
More recently, Sheila has been touring with Irish folk singer, Karan Casey. Sheila is sssistant professor of music at Wheaton College since 1996 and director of the World Music Ensemble. She is a member of the music faculty and director of Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series at Boston College.