The friendly, delightfully effervescent Daniel Patrick interviewed me about my new CD for the current episode of his Mandolins & Beer podcast.
WARNING: Contains geeky mando talk. ;-)
Check it out! https://mandolinsandbeer.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/mandolins-and-beer-podcast-episode-29-marla-fibish/
I am thrilled to be releasing a new CD in January -- The Bright Hollow Fog. This CD is intimate and up close -- mostly simple mandolin / mandola duets, with some stunning guest appearances by Martin Hayes and Rebecca Richman on fiddle, Keith Murphy on mandola, Bruce Victor on guitar, and Steve Baughman on gourd banjo. I can't wait for you to hear it!
Bruce Victor and I, a.k.a. NOCTAMBULE, have released a new album of *mostly* traditional Irish music. Check out www,noctambulemusic.com for lots more info!
Available at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/noctambule1
I am delighted to be joining the teaching Staff of Peghead Nation online String School. Classes launch mid-March. Follow this link for more information, and to sign up for email updates. Join me!
Noctambule - my duo with guitarist and husband Bruce Victor - is releasing a new CD entitled: THE WAKING. Available through CDBaby now! See www.noctambulemusic.com for more info
Lanny Fields, a mandolin and tenor banjo player based in Ashland, VA interviewed me for his blog. Check it out! http://www.sixwatergrog.com/
The reviewer really dug in about the poetry, and particularly about Robert Service. Very gratifying to see!
We have been honored by some tremendous reviews of late. Here are some links for your reading pleasure!
Annette Siegel from Living Tree Music took time out at this years Mandolin Symposium to interview me!
I am proud and happy to announce the release of Noctambule: Travel in the Shadows. This new CD is about ‘night journeys’ - adventures and explorations of the night. Bruce Victor and I have set poetry by Neruda, Service, Roethke, Tennyson and Millay to original music. Our settings are rendered on mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, and acoustic guitars, and our two voices. More info at www.noctambulemusic.com...
Folkworks - the site for trad music info in Southern CA - has published a very nice review of my instructional DVD - Irish Mandolin Basics; Tunes and Technique. Check it out!
Review Click Here
My friend Don Julin authored this fine tome, and I am honored to be his consultant for Chapter 11 -- Travelling to the Emerald Isle: Irish Mandolin
I am thrilled to announce the availability of my first Instructional DVD, entitled:
Irish Mandolin Basics - Tunes and Technique
The DVD gives practical instruction on right and left hand technique, rhythm, phrasing and musicality, taught through nine session-friendly traditional tunes. Each tune is first played at a lively tempo, then taught phrase-by-phrase shot close-up, and finally played three times through at a moderate practice pace.
They sell for $30, plus shipping (if applicable). Contact me to order... firstname.lastname@example.org
Review Click Here
An original installation that includes one of my pieces, in the heart of Oakland's Art Murmur gallery district. Opening Friday, Sept. 2 6:00 - 9:00. See events page for details
Cuireadh Chun Ceoil Radio Show
Bill Margeson reviews The Morning Star for LiveIreland.com!
The Morning Star is an absolutely stunning all-instrumental album from Marla Fibish and Jimmy Crowley....
The Morning Star is a new mandolin-family recording of Irish music by the Bay Area's Marla Fibish and Ireland's prominent instrumentalist (and vocalist) Jimmy Crowley.
Mandolin Cafe Review