Folk Music

Kelly Brzozowski

Kelly Brzozowski holds a BMUS and a Masters Diploma in Harp Performance and Musicology from the University of North Wales. She has taught and performed throughout Europe and the U.S. Kelly lives in Atlanta where she has maintained a large teaching studio for more than twenty years and performs both classical and Celtic music. When she is not performing, teaching, or traveling, she is homeschooling her son. You will often find her designing and conducting experiments. Is it science or is it food?!?

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Rosalind Buda

Rosalind Buda is a versatile and diverse performer and educator, playing and teaching music from Scottish smallpipes and Highland bagpipes to classical bassoon. Rosalind is passionate about teaching musicians of all ages, and her years of experience in both classical and folk music give her a unique perspective and a multi-faceted, holistic approach to learning. Rosalind firmly believes that everyone can develop their own style, expand technique through new approaches, and find their greatest enjoyment in music-making at any stage in their learning. Rosalind brings her musically encouraging approach to her private students, college students, and to workshops around the country.

As a performer, Rosalind freelances and tours regularly with the Celtic/Appalachian pipe and harp duo, The Reel Sisters, on smallpipes, whistles, and vocals. The Reel Sisters have toured from New Mexico to New York and revel in sharing traditional tunes and stories. In addition to her duo, Rosalind performs regularly as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and reader with various ensembles including Houston-based Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble as well other bagpipe-centric bands. As a bassoonist, Rosalind is an avid performer of chamber music and orchestral music in the Southeast. Rosalind received her MM in bassoon performance from New England Conservatory.

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Lorraine Lee Hammond

Lorraine Lee Hammond’s grew up in rural New England when ballads and barn dances were part of community life. Lorraine plays, performs on, and teaches dulcimer, banjo, mandolin and harp. Her numerous credits as a traditional singer, songwriter, teacher and multi-instrumentalist include two Appalachian dulcimer books with Yellow Moon Press, and many recordings. A former lecturer in American Folk Music and World Music at Lasell University in Newton, MA, she is Music Director for the WUMB/University of Massachusetts, Boston, Acoustic Music Camps. Lorraine performs and records with her husband, guitar virtuoso Bennett Hammond.  They make their home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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