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Sara is an award-winning fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer who has been performing throughout the US and Europe as a solo artist, bandleader, and in various collaborations in the roots, folk-rock, bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian music scenes. Her most recent CD, "Daisycutter", was a nominated semifinalist for the 2010 Grammy awards. She has performed and recorded with artists such as Pete Seeger (on his 2009 Grammy-winning album, At 89), Richard Shindell, Cathie Ryan, Anne Hills, and Antje Duvekot, among others. In 2008 and 2009 Sara taught fiddle at the Suzuki String Institute at Ithaca College. From 1999 - 2002 she toured the US and Ireland as a member of the Celtic/bluegrass/roots band The McKrells. In June 2001, Sara traveled to Mt. Airy, North Carolina with John Kirk & Trish Miller, where she competed in both the Bluegrass Fiddle and Folk Song contests, placing first and second, respectively. Sara has been playing the violin since she was four years old. She joined The Adirondack Fiddlers at age seven, and at age twelve released her first cassette of traditional fiddle tunes, "Traditionally, Sara". She has performed with various classical ensembles throughout New York State, including the Empire State Youth and Repertory Orchestras, several string quartets, and with members of the Albany, Glens Falls, and Schenectady Symphonies. In 1998 she released the CD "Mrs. Ippy Fiddle", under the name Sara Miles (as her last name was often mispronounced), which was a nominated semifinalist for the 1999 Grammy awards.
Cathy E. February 25, 2011
"Just had my first lesson with Sara. She is a very accomplished player and a great teacher. She makes you feel very comfortable and she is very positive. A great experience - I look forward to many more lessons."