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The Forge at Acoustic Artisans

Join us for a night of wonderful Irish music with The Forge at Acoustic Artisans: Friday, March 1st, 8:00 p.m.

The Forge is Maeve Gilchrist (harp & vocals); Nicole Rabata (flute); Anna Colliton (bodhran) and Cara Francowicz (fiddle). They breathe fresh life into the traditional music of Ireland – and deliver it with a punch. Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the women of The Forge perform a stunning fusion of tradition and today.

“A new band shows up on the scene and immediately seems destined to make an impact. The Forge are a bright new name in the American Irish music scene. Paying homage to their roots while creating something new.” – Brian O’Donovan, Producer/Host ‘A Celtic Sojourn’ WGBH Boston


“Jon Cooper is right at the center of the new sound of the violin. He’s got all the knowledge of the old masters at his fingertips and uses it to create just about any kind of fiddle you might want. And on top of that, Jon’s instruments are among the most beautiful objects I’ve ever seen.”

with his Cooper Fiddle
Fiddler, Composer,
Producer, Educator,
Grammy Nominee