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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


In my opinion, Jon Cooper is THE premier violin maker in the country right now.  I’ve been playing my Cooper for a little over three years now, and I have to say, this violin never ceases to amaze me.  It is one of the best violins I have ever heard or played, and it’s barely four years old!  Jon is truly one of the greatest luthiers on the planet, and on top of all that, he’s a true gentleman.  I’m proud to play a Cooper.

Acclaimed Fiddler for
Mountain Heart,
Nashville Session Musician