Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Note: All times are listed in CENTRAL TIME ZONE. Thank you!
Instructor Website: http://www.marlafibish.com/index.asp
Teaching Online Mandolin Workshop (Saturday only)
One of the prominent voices of the mandolin in Irish music, Marla Fibish brings a deep and distinctive sensibility to the music on one of its lesser-heard instruments. Her playing is featured on numerous recordings, most recently her 2020 solo release, The Bright Hollow Fog.
Marla also plays mandola, tenor guitar and button accordion, sings, sets poetry to music and writes new tunes in traditional forms. This work is featured in the duo Noctambule, her longtime collaboration with guitarist and husband Bruce Victor. They have recorded three albums and will be releasing a fourth in Summer 2021.
An experienced and sought-after teacher, Marla teaches privately, online at Peghead Nation, and has been on the faculty of many music programs including The Swannanoa Gathering, The Mandolin Symposium, O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and others. Her instructional DVD has been a popular self-learning tool for acquiring foundational technique for playing Irish music on the mandolin.