Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo
Intermediate Old Time Fiddle
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Saturday March 14
Hilarie Burhans has been playing old time music for over 25 years and is a prize winning clawhammer banjo player, singer and tune writer. Her distinctive style is powerfully percussive and at the same time uniquely melodic. When you hear Hilarie play, you KNOW it's Hilarie! She has taught at many music festivals and camps around the country including Janie’s Jumpstart, Blue Ridge Old Time Music week at Mars Hill and Augusta Heritage Arts Workshop. She tours nationally with top contradance bandHot Point Stringband (with Mark Burhans, Mark Hellenberg, Marlene Shostack and Nick Weiland, as well as with Great Big Taters (with Jane Rothfield and Bernie Nau) and Sugar Pie (with Jane Rothfield, Kellie Allen and Lori Lichtenwalner). In 2011, her band Ratchet Mountain Rock Farmers took 1st in Traditional Band at Clifftop. In addition to her 5 CD's with Hotpoint, Hilarie has a highly acclaimed solo cd from which her version of Pretty Polly was featured on the TV series Deadwood.:
Jane Rothfield: Award winning clawhammer banjo and fiddle player, Jane Rothfield has been playing old time music for over 30 years and has taught banjo and fiddle to all ages and abilities. Janie has that rare talent in a banjo player of really knowing the tunes from the Fiddlers point of view and how to drive the rhythm and melody with a percussive power and subtlety! In addition to her private students, Jane has taught numerous group workshops at festivals (Old Songs, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Wheatland) and at music camps around the country (Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Groove Camp, Old Songs Camps, Folk College, Janie's Jumpstart, and Banjo Camp North). She is a prolific and award winning tune writer (2x winner of Best Non-traditional Tune at Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival), recording artist and she performs with numerous bands including Coracree (with Allan Carr, Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan), Great Big Taters (with Hilarie Burhans and Bernie Nau), Sugar Pie (with Kellie Allen, HIlarie Burhans and Sabra Guzman) and Panache Quartet (with Donna Hebert, Andrea Beaton and Veronique Plasse).