Red Hen Stringband (Jane
Rothfield: fiddle, banjo and vocals; Linda Schrade: guitar, vocals;
Scottish native Allan Carr: guitar, acoustic bass, vocals; and Dave
Kiphuth: banjo, banjo-dobro, vocals) offers distinctive lead voices,
superb instrumentals, and great performance chops. Red Hen Stringband
is acoustic Americana at its best — delving into the deeper roots of
American traditional music, playing songs with great harmonies and hot
tunes from Appalachian Old-Time and Celtic sources. Their authenticity
is enhanced when mixed with award-winning music and songs written by
Jane Rothfield has been playing since
early childhood. Her classical beginnings included study at Julliard’s
pilot Suzuki children’s program, where she met the founder, Shinchi
Suzuki. As a teen, she slipped her classical mooring and headed for
other shores, along the way mastering an inspiring repertoire of
American and Celtic traditional tunes, with a strong smattering of
old-time and Scottish-rooted pieces. With decades of collecting tunes,
she still has room in her heart for lots of original compositions in
the many traditions of the roots music she loves. Jane plays with Red
Linda Schrade is a guitarist and an
expressive singer, with a power that stops people in their tracks.
Whether singing lead or harmony, her voice rises to the top. She has
won Parents’ Council awards for two children’s albums and has recorded
with John and Trish Miller, Sarah Pirtle, Lui Collins, Cosy Sheridan
and many others. Linda is the Queen of Beads, running Saratoga Beads in
Saratoga Springs since 1994. Linda plays with Red Hen Stringband.
was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He brings his amazing Celtic
guitar, bass playing, and powerful voice to the Americana music of Red
Hen Stringband. He has a wonderful store of songs from the British
Isles and has adapted many to Red Hen Stringband’s style. With wife
Jane Rothfield, Allan has performed for 30 years, beginning as a duo
and in Scottish band Rothfield, Hadden and Carr (with Silly Wizard
bassist Martin Hadden) and in NY-based band Atlantic Bridge. He is a
masterful lyricist as well as an accomplished bass and guitar player.
Allan plays with Red Hen Stringband.
David Kiphuth is an
outstanding bluegrass and old time banjo player and singer. His tasty
playing is unrivaled for backing up a singer and on blazing tunes.
David has played with Phil Rosenthal and also on the bluegrass circuit.
David performs regularly with wife Linda Schrade and with John Kirk
& Trish Miller and some Upstate NY bands. David plays with Red
Close Window.. to Main Eisteddfod Page
rev. 10/26/12: Web
page problems, broken links, etc: Don
Wade (at) donwade.us