Mari Black Trio

Called “one of the brightest fiddlers around today”, multistyle violinist and champion fiddler
Mari Black delights audiences around the world with her energetic playing, sparkling stage
presence, and dazzlingly virtuosic fiddling. Mari’s dynamic performances are infused with her
sense playfulness and deep love of the history behind the music, as she weaves together driving
dance tunes with beloved stories that bring the music to life.
Mari Black Trio provides a dynamic journey through the roots and branches of Celtic music:
tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, Canada, and more! You’ll be tapping your toes and
jumping up to dance in the aisles as Mari spins together a musical adventure full of driving
reels, lilting jigs, stately marches, haunting slow airs, mighty strathspeys, cheeky hornpipes, and
the magical stories behind them — all celebrating tradition and exploring possibility in these
beloved Celtic music styles.A genre-crossing fiddling sensation, Boston-based Mari Black has
created a devoted following founded on the strength of her remarkable playing, infectious
compositions and stylistic shapeshifting that covers everything from Scottish reels to jazz to
klezmer to American string band music.
Raised on a rich blend of traditional musical styles, Mari made her entrance onto the
international stage when she became Scotland’s Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, 2-time U.S.
National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2-time Canadian Maritime Fiddle champion, all within a
three-year period. Ever since then, she has been spreading her love for dance-based music,
performing as a featured artist at Celtic festivals, Scottish Highland Games, celebrated folk

venues, world music concert series, and acclaimed classical concert venues including Carnegie
Mari’s passion for traditional music extends far beyond the concert stage, as reflected in her
work as a teacher, performance coach, dancer, competition judge, and musical ambassador
dedicated to connecting people through music. Known as a master teacher with a playful and
unconventional approach to helping students expand their horizons, Mari has taught
workshops at the Acadia Trad School, the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling, the Mark
O’Connor fiddle camp, the Tanglewood Festival, the Yale School of Music, and more.
Currently touring nationally with her trio, Mari is intent on sweeping her audience away on a
spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and
Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more!

March 22 @ 19:00
7:00 pm

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