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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


I’ve been playing a Jonathan Cooper Signature Model violin for six years now, and it continues to amaze me every time I pick it up. It’s perfect for both acoustic and amplified performances as well as studio recordings. The violin has great balance: a powerful, warm low end along with clarity and brightness, a combination that is rarely found. I highly recommend Jonathan Cooper’s instruments to anyone and everyone.

Alex Hargreaves
Berklee Global Jazz Institute
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