Carolan Festival Worcester, VT

Our festival is a gathering of people who play, listen, sing, or dance to
the music of Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), Irish harper and composer.

Here are the Instructors lined up thus far offering Paid Individual Lessons by special arrangement (at the Carolan Festival venue, but outside the Festival Schedule); possibly Friday, Saturday morning, or Sunday. Please contact the instructors directly.
Former Angel Band Members (Emery Hutchins, Cathryn Norris, and Bob Paul):
Emery Hutchins
I am interested in giving bodhran lessons sometime at the festival.  I would much rather give individual lessons than groups.  Participants must have a drum.  I can easily be reached at or  See you in June.
Emery Hutchins <
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Cathryn Norris 
I am available for lessons: violin or fiddle technique, repertoire-tunes (and of course, O'Carolan tunes), stylistic interpretation.  I would  encourage people to bring difficult or frustrating problems, impasses, curiosities. On the other hand, working on O'Carolan style can be a full lesson as much as any other topic.
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Google The Violin&Fiddle Studio at Salmon Falls (do not use www., etc.):
Bob Paul
I'd be happy to provide a lesson or coaching to someone if the time allows.  I can teach something about hammered dulcimer, tenor banjo, octave mandolin, or guitar.  I can also teach musicality, which includes phrasing, interpretation, dynamics and other things.

Anyone interested can contact me through email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quick bio:
I started on guitar, playing folk music and have played in and led church folk groups.  I seriously studied classical guitar under a teacher for over 2 years, including composition and interpretation.  I've played hammered dulcimer and mandolin for 20 years, and tenor banjo for perhaps 10 years.  I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the hammered dulcimer and guitar, and only moderately accomplished on my other instruments.  I also learned other instruments along the way, like 5-string banjo, but don't currently play them.  I consider my interpretive and compositional abilities my strong suits.  I also have been a major part of 5 CD recordings (three Angel Band, plus Orchid and Toad in the Road).  I've performed in various folk-duo configurations, significantly with The Angel Band, and currently with Toad in the Road and with Mary.

Andrea Mori

Tin Whistle, Irish & Classical Flute

Andrea Mori is an active Irish musician and teacher in the Boston area. She teaches tin whistle and flute classes at the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Boston Music School which is affiliated with the Irish Studies programs at Harvard University and Boston College.  She also teaches adult classes on  the South Shore.

She began her early musical life as a classical musician but she always had an interest in Celtic music as well. A graduate of Boston University's School for the Arts, she taught classical flute at Regis College and was the tin whistle instructor for the Regis life-long learning program. She directed the Regis Flute Choir which performed twice with Cherish The Ladies and played on a television special with Irish harper Aine Minogue. She has been a Tin Whistle instructor at The Pipers' Gathering in VT. 

Andrea co-leads a weekly session at The Snug Pub and performed with The O'Carolan Consort - a group dedicated to playing the music of Turlough O'Carolan.

Phone: 781-340-1080
E-mail: "Andrea Mori" <
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Dominique Dodge

Irish & Scottish harp,Traditional Song (Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Appalachian), Song accompaniment

All levels welcome, lessons tailored to the needs of each student.

Dominique Dodge is a Burlington-based harper and singer whose expression of traditional music is dynamic, elegant, and percussive. She holds an Honors Degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), in Glasgow, Scotland. She can often be heard performing with Piper Tim Cummings and with fiddler Brendan Carey Block.

While in Scotland, she was able to study with many renowned harpers in the Scottish tradition, including Patsy Seddon, Wendy Stewart, Corrina Hewat, Catriona McKay, Mary MacMaster, Alison Kinnaird, and Ingrid Henderson. Dominique studied Scots song with Alison McMorland and Karine Polwart, and Gaelic song with Kenna Campbell and Mairi MacInnes. Dominique’s distinctive approach to Scottish dance tunes and traditional songs can be heard on her 2006 solo album.

Teaching is one of Dominique’s strengths. She enjoys working with both children and adults and has over ten years of experience in group and private tuition. She has taught at the Gaelic College in Nova Scotia, the Ohio Scottish Arts School, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.


Contact Dominique at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 1-603-986-4457