This foursome actually met more than 20 years ago, but it
wasn't until 2006, after nine days of woodshedding at Clifftop Appalachian
Mountain Music Festival and winning the prize for "Best Original
Tune", that they decided to form a stringband. And what a stringband it
is. This is an innovative acoustic quartet that delves into the deeper roots of
American traditional music, playing songs with great harmonies and hot tunes
from Appalachian old-time and Celtic sources. Their authenticity is enhanced
when mixed with award-winning music and songs written by band members.
The Red Hen Stringband is master fiddler Jane Rothfield
(fiddle, banjo and vocals), Linda Schrade (guitar, vocals), Scottish native
Allan Carr (guitar, acoustic bass, vocals) and Dave Kiphuth (banjo,
banjo-dobro, vocals), who many Branford Folk Music Society members will remember
from years back as a member of the classic Connecticut band Apple Country that
also featured Phil Rosenthal.
Boasting distinctive lead voices and superb instrumentals,
and great performance chops, Red Hen Stringband is acoustic Americana at its
best - true roots or roost music!
Workshops in intermediate fiddle and banjo with
Jane and Dave take place at the Baymont Inn in Branford. Register by Nov. 8.Call 203-488-7715 for details.