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Irish Mandolin with Marla Fibish Coming Soon!

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Marla Fibish is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Mandolin beginning in mid-March.

by Dan Gabel
February 23, 2016

Marla.IMG_0052.jpegWe're happy to announce that the talented Marla Fibish is joining Peghead Nation's roster of instructors to teach Irish Mandolin, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! In Marla's course, which will launch in mid-March, you'll learn traditional Irish mandolin, with an emphasis on playing the dance music of Ireland, including jigs, reels, polkas, slip jigs, hornpipes, and more, with an Irish feel and rhythm.

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One of the prominent voices on the mandolin in Irish music, Marla brings a musicality and excitement to the tradition that is not often heard on the mandolin. Her dynamic playing is featured on her recording with the band Three Mile Stone and on The Morning Star, a duo CD with Jimmy Crowley, an all instrumental project that features Irish music on an array of mandolin-family instruments: mandolin, mandola, mandocello, bouzouki, and dordan. In addition to the mandolin, Marla plays mandola, tenor guitar, and button accordion. She sings and writes music and is known for her musical settings of works from a variety of poets. This work is featured in her current duo project Noctambule, with guitarist and husband Bruce Victor. An experienced and sought-after teacher, Marla teaches private students and classes, and has been a staff instructor at many music camps, including the Mandolin Symposium, the Swannanoa Gathering, California Coast Music Camp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Lark Camp, Portal Irish Music Week, and O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat. Her instructional DVD Irish Mandolin Basics: Tunes & Technique has been a popular self-learning tool, focused on acquiring the foundational technique for playing Irish music on the mandolin.

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Very excited to enroll in Marla Finish's class.
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Nov 24, 2020
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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