Marla Fibish

One of the prominent voices of the mandolin in Irish music, Marla Fibish brings a deep and distinctive sensibility to the music on one of its lesser-heard instruments. Her discography includes her solo recording The Bright Hollow Fog (2020), three recordings with the duo Noctambule (2013, 2015, 2017), the eponymous Three Mile Stone with fellow Lark Camp instructors Erin Shrader and Richard Mandel, and The Morning Star, a duo CD with legendary Irish singer and bouzouki player Jimmy Crowley. She has performed and taught nationally and in Ireland, and was a featured performer at the 2018 Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry, Co. Cork.

An experienced and sought-after teacher, Marla teaches private students and classes, online at Peghead Nation, and has been on the faculty of many music camps including The Swannanoa Gathering, The Mandolin Symposium, O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, Portal Irish Music Week, Walker Creek Music Camp and others. Her instructional DVD has been a popular self-learning tool, focused on acquiring the foundational technique for playing Irish music on the mandolin. She likes to make videos in parking garages!