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Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Catherine Bowness w/ George Clements – Concert and Workshops

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:00pm

Notlob Parlour Concerts presents:

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is an award-winning fiddler from Charlottesville, Virginia. Bronwyn is a fluent player of Irish, Cape Breton, Scottish and American traditional music. She has performed throughout the U.S, Ireland and France and has traveled to Ireland extensively to study with local traditional musicians. She has been featured on Irish RTE One television and the Irish Comhaltas Live Programme. In addition to being a highly accomplished performer, Bronwyn is also a skilled group and private teacher. She taught at the 2010 Kanack School Fiddle Camp and currently teaches privately in Boston.

In her hometown, Koitiata, New Zealand, Catherine Bowness began her musical studies with banjo tutor, Mark Warren. A few years later she received the Frank Winter memorial award at the Auckland Folk Festival to travel to the USA and study with world renowned banjo players Tony Trischka, Alan Munde and Bill Evans. She won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo competition in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at just 15 years old and came runner up in the Rockygrass bluegrass banjo contest in Colorado. In 2007, she was invited to join Colorado bluegrass band, Long Road Home, for their tour of summer festivals in the USA. She has performed throughout New Zealand and Australia with the bluegrass band, Twisted Oak, in a banjo duet with tenor banjoist, Alex Borwick and most recently with Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan in their country/bluegrass trio, ‘Sandpaper Tango’.

George Clements is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from central Massachusetts. His musical influences include folk, bluegrass, celtic, classical, and jazz. He is a current student at Berklee College of Music and is an active player in the Roots Music program.

WORKSHOPS: Prior to the concert, from 6:45 to 7:45pm (you can arrive at 6:30) Bronwyn will teach an Irish fiddle workshop. Catherine will teach a bluegrass banjo workshop. For both, class size is minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20. Each workshop will be in a closed, private room. $10/person, payable directly to Bronwyn and Catherine. Reservation and pre-payment is required, email notlobreservations@

CONCERT: Suggested donation $9-14 sliding scale plus $1 preservation fee. 20% discount for Loring-Greenough museum members. Reservations are strongly recommended for the concert, email When making your reservation, specify if it is for the workshop, the concert, or both, and the number in your party.