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Laura Risk

Selected Appearances

Celtic Connections, Glasgow, Scotland
Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Newport Folk Festival, RI
Winnipeg Folk Festival, Manitoba, Canada
Philadelphia Folk Festival, PA
City Stages, Birmingham, AL
Jacob's Pillow, Lee, MA
Chico World Music Festival, CA
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, NY
Champlain Valley Festival, Burlington, VT
Summer Solstice Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Sebastopol Celtic Festival, CA
Grass Valley Festival of World Music, CA
Dingwall Festival, Scotland
Bracknell Festival, England
Ely Festival, England
Crawley Festival of American Music, England
Redditch Festival, England
Memoire et Racines, Joliette, PQ, Canada
La Grande Rencontre, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Harbourfront Centre Celtic Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
Wheatlands Traditional Arts Weekend, Greenville, MI
Pittsburg Irish Festival, PA
Philadelphia Irish Festival, PA
Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highland Games, Banner Elk, NC
Stone Mountain Scottish Highland Games, Atlanta, GA
Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games, Pleasanton, CA
Columbia Folk Festival, PA
Clarion Folk Festival, PA
Virginia Highlands Festival, Abington, VA

Performing Arts Centers
Myerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD (A Winter Solstice Celebration with Helicon)
Centre Pierre Peladeau, Montreal, PQ, Canada (D'Amour et de Danse)
Les Salles du Gesu, Montreal, PQ, Canada
The Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, MD (Christmas with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society)
Pinecone, Raleigh, NC
Ivy and Stone, Summersville, WV
Maison de Culture Frontenac, Montreal, PQ, Canada (Memoires Vives sponsored by Radio-Canada)
The Roda Theater, Berkeley, CA (Fiddle Summit with Alasdair Fraser, Darol Anger and Mike Marshall)
Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham, AL
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD
Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, OH
Rochester Civic Music, Rochester, MN (week-long residency with Ensemble Galilei)
Fairlane Music Guild, The Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn, MI
The Concert Society at Maryland, College Park, MD
Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, MA
Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
Porter-Phelps Museum, Hadley, MA
Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI
The Barbican Centre, London, England
The Palace Theatre, Redditch, England
Newcastle Arts Centre, England
Gainsborough Arts Centre, England

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AK
University of Georgia at Athens, GA
Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
Carleton College, Carleton, IN
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Elon College, Elon, NC
Regis College, Weston, MA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Hagerstown Community College, MD
St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Miami University, Hamilton, OH
Reed College, Portland, OR
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Evergreen College, Olympia, WA
University of Wisconsin, WI
Averett College, WV

The Bottom Line, New York, NY
Makor, New York, NY
Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Ten Pound Fiddle, East Lansing, MI
Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
Johnny D's, Somerville, MA
Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA
The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco, CA
Focal Point, St Louis, MO
Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA
Acoustic Renaissance, Hinsdale, IL
Living Traditions, Orange County, CA
Kirkland Arts Center, Utica, NY
Skylight Exchange, Chapel Hill, NC
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
12 Bar Club, London, England
Lewes Folk Club, England
The Mean Fiddler, London, England
The Boat Race, Cambridge, England
The Library, Perth, ON, Canada
Rogue Folk Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mouton Noir, Wakefield, PQ, Canada
The Yellow Door, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Cowichan Folk Guild, Duncan, BC, Canada
Utopia, Nelson, BC, Canada

Radio/TV Appearances
"Christmas with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society," WMAR TV, Baltimore, MD
"Eye on Toronto," CFTO TV, Toronto, ON, Canada
"Memoires Vives," Radio-Canada, Montreal, PQ, Canada
"Caught in the Act," WGBY TV, Springfield, MA
"Women Creating," C3TV, Yarmouth, MA
"West Coast Live," KQED, San Francisco, CA
"FolkScene," KPFK, Los Angeles, CA
Public Radio Stations nationwide, including WGBH, WUMB, WERS, WBRS, WETA, KALW, KPFA, KCRW, WDIY, CKUT, CIBL

Selected Community Concerts
AL: Ft. Payne
CA: Alameda, Mariposa, Oakhurst
CT: Farmington,Glastonbury
NC: Gray Eagle
NH: Concord
NY: St James
OR: Pistol River, Umatilla, Pendelton, Ashland
PA: Harrisburg
WI: Hayward, Madison

Music Camps and Workshops
The Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville, NC
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, Boulder Creek, CA
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Port Townsend, WA
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Estes Park, CO
Fiddlekids, El Cerrito, CA
Pinewoods Dance Camp, English-Scottish Session, MA (Scottish band leader)
Lark in the Morning,, Mendocino, CA
Suzuki Institute of So. California, Pasadena, CA
Summer Strings (Suzuki), North Andover, MA
Fiddle Tent (Founder and Workshop Leader), Stone Mountain Scottish Games, Atlanta, GA
Scottish Fiddling Seminar, San Luis Obispo, CA
Scottish Fiddling Seminar, Bowen Island, BC, Canada
L'ecole des arts de la veillee, Montreal, PQ, Canada (workshop)
Suzuki Strings of Madison, WI (workshop)

Other Events
Scottish Heritage USA Annual Convention, Boston, MA
International Conference of Immunologists, The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
International Conference of Ophthalmologists, Baltimore, MD
Society for Gynecological Investigation Annual Convention, Toronto, ON
Hayward Half-Marathon, Hayward, WI
Saturday Evening Balls at Stone Mountain and Pleasanton Scottish Games
Kilts and Ghillies Ball, Wilton, CT
Westchester Ball, Westchester, NY
Hogmany Ball, Philadelphia, PA
Folk Alliance Official Showcase, Wash., D.C.