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David Surette (folk department chair, Scholarship Folk Ensemble, folk guitar, ukulele, mandolin, folk ensembles) holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.As part of a duo with his wife, singer Susie Burke, they have performed and recorded several albums, buildinga reputation as one of New England’s top folk duos. Mr. Surette was a founding member of the Airdance bandwith fiddler Rodney Miller, with whom he recorded four albums and toured nationally. He has also released five critically-acclaimed solo CDs. His most recent solo release, Sun Dog, is a collection of original guitar solos.
Liz Faiella (fiddle) received her B.A. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. A New Hampshire native and Concord Community Music School alumna, she draws on classical technique and traditional fiddling styles in her playing and teaching. Along with her brother, guitarist Dan Faiella, she has performed Celtic and New England music at premier folk venues around New England including Club Passim, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the New England Folk Festival, the Acadia Trad Festival, and New Hampshire’s Seacoast Irish Festival. She has received music and dance scholarships from the New England Folk Festival Association and the Country Dance and Song Society, and has shared the stage with celebrated New England folk musicians including David Surette, Randy Miller, Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman, Matt and Shannon Heaton, and Grammy winner Dan Zanes, among others. In 2015, Ms. Faiella was selected by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to conduct fieldwork on the history of contradancing in New Hampshire.
Carolyn Parrott (banjo, fiddle, voice) holds a B.A. in voice from Lake Erie College and an M.A. in Italian Literature from the University of California-Berkeley. She hasalso studied storytelling and music therapy at Lesley College. She is a member of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Touring Roster and a recipient of NHSCA Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants. She calls traditional country dances and performs and teaches Old Time traditional music. Ms. Parrott is the founder and previous director of the Songweavers at the Music School.
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