​​In March 2017, Haley released a CD she produced to aid The Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. She approached young musician friends from around the world whom she has met through Irish Music and asked if they would be willing to donate a track to the album.

She received an overwhelmingly positive response!!

Special thanks to the wonderful Gabriel Donohue who donated his time to mix and master the project and graphic designer, 2016 Under 18 All Ireland Fiddle Champion, Patrick Finley! Thank you to all the fabulous musicians who donated tracks and to all the generous people who donated toward a successful Indiegogo campaign which raised the funds to print the CDs.

In June 2017, Haley was invited to visit the Mercy Centre to meet the children. She played music for them and taught them English through music. She also performed at the Irish Ambassador's residence in Bangkok. It was an amazing opportunity!

So far Music for Mercy  has raised over $2000 for the Mercy Centre!!

For information on how to order your own copy of Music for Mercy  go to the Contact page of this website or to purchase a digital copy of the CD go to

For more information on the Mercy Centre please click this link

Articles on Music for Mercy....
          Irish Echo

May 2017  Haley's article entitled A Few Thoughts on Competition was published in the Summer 2017 edition of Fiddler Magazine (her 1st byline)!!!

May 2017  Haley placed 1st in both under 15 solo fiddle and fiddle slow airs and 2nd with uilleann piper Keegan Loesel in under 18 duets @ MidAtlantic Fleadh in Parsippany, NJ, qualifying her to compete in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland in August 2017. 

February 2017 Haley was an Official Showcase Artist at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO. She was also awarded a scholarship for the event!!

August 2016- Haley placed 2nd in both under 15 solo fiddle and fiddle slow airs at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.

June 2016- Haley placed 1st at the MidAtlantic Fleadh in both Under 15 solo fiddle and fiddle slow airs and 2nd in Under 18 duets uilleann piper, Keegan Loesel.

October 2015- Haley competed in Sligo, Ireland and won the 2015 Junior Fiddler of Dooney championship. At the Sligo Live Festival she was honored to be asked to perform with Altan and with the musicians from the project/CD Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It.
Haley was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of ​Fiddler Magazine!!!
In March 2015, Haley released her debut CD, Heart on a String, accompanied by her brother, Dylan Richardson with guest appearances by Brian Conway, John Whelan, and Flynn Cohen. Accordion great, John Whelan recorded and produced the CD @JW Records.
Haley's Bling for Strings

Haley makes fancy ("Blinged") violin mutes with all profits ($7 per mute) going to help Donie Carroll and Mick Moloney in their efforts for the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. If you'd like to help in the fundraising efforts and also get some nice "jewelry" for your violin or viola, please fill out a contact form.

For more information on the Mercy Centre please click this link.