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Cathy Clasper-Torch
Artist: Cathy Clasper-Torch
24 Fourth St, 
Providence,  RI 02906

Telephone: 401/272-3942
Fax: 401/331-1963
Email: cathfiddle@hotmail.com
Artist Category: Music
Artist Type: Education

Cathy Clasper-Torch plays & teaches piano, fiddle/violin and the Chinese "er-hu". Both a private instructor) and a group instructor, Cathy has taught ages 5-85 and works with children in schools, churches, camps and various other performance settings. RED TIDE RAMBLERS a trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch, Mike Fischman and John Sousa, combines a lively program of traditional folk music with lots of audience participation. The children are introduced to a wide assortment of folk instruments and how they are played. Instruments include: fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, "er-hu", bones & bodhran. Programs include: "Folk Music for Young Folks" (aimed at youger audiences, participatory); "Songs of Peace & Protest" (aimed at Middle and High School audiences); and "What's That Instrument?" (a lively overview and demonstration of 15 acoustic instruments/questions & answers-for all ages).

Artist's Website: http://www.cathyclasper-torch.com

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