Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the livelihoods of artists, TRAIN connects interested students of all skill levels with a diverse range of master musicians, craftspeople, and tradition bearers offering online instructional opportunities. Start your lessons today!

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Mark C Campbell

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I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and started learning tunes of Virginia and West Virginia starting in the late 60s. I spent summers traveling to

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Older styles of bowing. West Vriginia, Virginia, North Carolina, North Georgia, Ed Haley tunes.

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Brenda Castles

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Brenda Castles comes from a rich tradition of music in Co. Meath, having learned concertina from Rena Traynor (née Crotty) and concertina maestro, Mícheál Ó'Raghallaigh. She has several

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Irish music on anglo concertina

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Tina Chancey

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I'm the director of Hesperus, an early/traditional music group incorporated in 1979 that currently performs live early music scores to classic silent films, such as the Mark of

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Early music, improvisation, musical skills

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