Janie Rothfield

Janie Rothfield is an award-winning powerhouse fiddler and clawhammer banjo player who has been playing Old Time Music “forever”! She got her start playing with older generation fiddlers and banjo players from New England, North Carolina and Quebec and since high school has had bands that played music rooted in Traditional American and Celtic music styles. Jane tours throughout the US, Canada - and most recently, Europe - as a solo artist, and as part of several configurations including the  duo Hen’s Teeth, the Janie Rothfield Old-Time Trio, the Idumea Quartet, and her contra dance band, Coracree. Janie recently released her eleventh recording, Out of Thin Air, which features all of her own compositions and songs; two of her tunes have won the Best Non-Traditional Tune Award at the Clifftop Festival. Janie has taught banjo and fiddle privately and at camps and festivals including Banjo Camp North, Old Songs Summer Camps, Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance (UK), the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and Janie’s Jumpstart. Her teaching method combines strategies for quickly learning to play by ear with a focus on the important rhythms and musicality that go into traditional old time fiddling! www.janerothfield.com