About the Teachers
Mick Doherty has been performing music on the hammer dulcimer since 1979, busking on the streets of many US and European cities, and in concert halls and at dances. Based in Portland, Oregon, Doherty is a member of the Trail Band, and the Cascadia Folk Quartet as well as being a musician, composer, storyteller and voice actor, with the Oregon Shadow Theatre who have twice received the UNIMA-USA Citation, the highest award in American puppetry.
Cindy Ribet, a fine player and teacher from Bahama, North Carolina, grew up steeped in traditional, gospel, and bluegrass music. She plays hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, recorders, and guitar and is known for her helpfulness with new players and her gusto at late night jam sessions. She has made several recordings including her most recent, Sounds of Flight, which includes many of her original compositions.
Jody Marshall, a clear and insightful teacher, is known for her easy to understand and enjoyable style of instruction. Her lively and dynamic playing is featured in DC-based Celtic bands Connemara and Moonfire, who have recently released Present, Past and Future on Azalea City Records as well as on her latest, solo release, Cottage in the Glen on the Maggies Music label..
Randy Marchany and Wes Chappell play with the Virginia based group No Strings Attached. The band has numerous recordings of mostly original music that starts with a traditional base but draws from jazz and swing. Both are energetic and creative players, multi-instrumentalists and compose much of the music performed by NSA. The whole band will be here this year, including harmonica and guitar wizard Pete Hastings and bassist Bob Thomas, be sure to pick up their latest recording at the Saturday night concert.