• Sarah Blair, Fiddler

    Sarah Blair, Fiddler

  • Sarah with Owen Marshall

Biography

Sarah Blair is simply a great fiddler. Her combination of grit and control makes for music with drive, lift, and a compelling earthiness.” — Fiddler Magazine.

Sarah began playing Irish music in Rhode Island’s thriving traditional music community. She has played solo, with her band The Sevens, and with various ensembles at festivals, concerts, and dances from Alaska to Quebec to Florida. Her extensive experience playing for dancers has forged a fiddle style characterized by supple and powerful rhythm. She is included in “Handy with the Stick: Fiddler Magazine’s Best of Irish Fiddling,” a Mel Bay book profiling top Irish fiddlers. Sarah teaches fiddle at home in Montpelier, Vermont, and has served as faculty to a variety of music camps.

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Teaching

Sarah spends much of her time teaching fiddle privately in Montpelier, Vermont, and at workshops and camps, including Northern Week at Ashokan, Groove Camp, the Floating Bridge Music Camp, and The Summit School. For over twenty years, teaching has been a tremendous privilege for her, as she strives to bring her students to an understanding not simply of the sound, style, and techniques of traditional Irish fiddle playing — although that is of course a huge undertaking — but also the context of the music: the […]

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Recordings

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