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Fiddler Eileen Markland

Eileen brings with her a wide range of experiences in fiddle and violin performance and teaching. She was appointed by the US Dept. of State as an “American Cultural Specialist” and traveled to Benin, and Cameroon, West Africa with Project Troubador, a non profit organization that builds cultural bridges through music and the arts.  She later went on to perform at the UN Peace Summit in Switzerland and organized and led “Operation World Harmony”, a cross cultural music and education tour in Niamey, Niger.  More recently she’s performed in Paris,Venice, Dublin, and throughout the northeastern US.  She enjoys a very active local freelance performance career.  A few of her current “gigs” are playing fiddle, penny whistle and singing with the Celtic band, Rakish Paddy (rakishpaddyband.com) and violinist with The Berkshire Trio (berkshiretrio.com) and The Jovia Trio (thejovia.com).  

Eileen also has a passion for music education and has students from age three to age 83. She received her early formal training at The Crane School of Music and earned a degree in Music Performance at Ithaca College.  Her Suzuki Teacher Training was at The Ithaca College Suzuki Institute. Visit Eileen’s personal website.