Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Note: All times are listed in CENTRAL TIME ZONE. Thank you!
Instructor Website: www.carawildman.com
Teaching Online Bodhrán Class (M: Life in the Middle: expanding your tonal vocabulary with mid tones; T: Deconstructing the Tune; W: Endings & Fills)
Cara Wildman is a musician and dancer from Dorchester, Texas. She has performed in a variety of musical ensembles and genres around the world, including Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, Celtic Thunder, and The Irish Memory Orchestra. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from Texas Christian University, and a second Master's in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Cara's playing has garnered international accolades including winning the 2016, 2018, and 2019 Senior Bodhrán Champion for the Limerick and Midwest Fleadhanna, and placing 3rd at the 2019 All-Ireland fleadh in Drogheda, Ireland--the first American ever to place. Donal Lunny described her playing as having "great taste...as an artist she can be immersed in her playing while retaining perspective on its contribution to the music. The development of the bodhrán is an exciting work in progress. I think Cara is at the front edge of this development..."