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Irish Mandolin with Marla Fibish Is Now Live!

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Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Irish music taught by Marla Fibish.

by Dan Gabel
March 09, 2016

Just in time to learn some tunes for St. Patrick's Day! We're excited to announce that Marla Fibish's brand new video course, Irish Mandolin, is now live on Peghead Nation.

As Marla explains in the course introduction video above, you'll learn to play the dance music of Ireland with an authentic feel and rhythm, focusing on jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, polkas, and other common forms. Marla helps you work on your picking-hand rhythm, learning melodies, and adding ornamentation to bring the tunes to life.

Marla is one of the most prominent voices in Irish music on the mandolin, and 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.

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, which are featured in her 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, and many more.

Sign up for Irish Mandolin with Marla Fibish today and use promo code "Marla" at checkout to get your first month free!

Take a free Sample Lesson from Marla's course: Introduction to Reels – "Anything for John Joe."


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Comments and Discussion

Posted by Scottnyg on
Hi Thomas,
No, not really. Beginners would be better off starting with Sharon Gilchrist's Beginning Mandolin course, which starts from scratch with basic techniques and simple tunes. Of course, once a beginner feels like he or she is getting the hang of the mandolin, they could transfer to Marla's Irish Mandolin course.
Scott Nygaard
Editor and Co-Founder
Peghead Nation
Posted by Thomas Healy on
Is this course suitable for beginners who haven't played an instrument before?
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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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