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Aug 1, 2022

David Kidman reviewed "To Keep the Candle Burning" in the last issue of the "Living Tradition"

As published in the Aug/Sept 2022 issue of the "Living Tradition": "Joanna’s fiddle playing is quite rightly the focal point of each track, and it brilliantly unifies the whole album with its stylish phrasing and impeccable yet spontaneous flow and momentum." -David Kidman

David Kidman reviewed "To Keep the Candle Burning" in the last issue of the "Living Tradition"

Jul 1, 2022

Alex Monaghan's review of "To Keep the Candle Burning"

Irish Music Magazine's July 2022 Edition: "Fiddler Joanna Clare is part of that stretch of Irish music culture from Maine to Maryland on the east coast of the USA. Influenced by many of the greats of Irish American music, To Keep the Candle Burning is her debut attempt to pass on the music she loves, to be part of the living tradition, to contribute to its evolution. As she puts it in the liner notes on her website, “There is really a creativity in Irish music that belongs to the players just as the players belong to the music.” A new voice, a new turn, a new tune even, is as necessary to the tradition as the tradition is to the players." -Alex Monaghan

Alex Monaghan's review of "To Keep the Candle Burning"

May 8, 2022

Joanna qualified in three competitions to compete at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil!

At the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil:

Senior Fiddle Slow Airs: 1st
Senior Fiddle: 2nd
Newly Composed Tunes: 2nd

Joanna qualified in three competitions to compete at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil!

Apr 27, 2022

Daniel Neely on Joanna's "first-rate fiddle music"

As Published in "The Irish Echo": "The music here is just outstanding overall. But what I find equally engaging is the care with which she’s paid tribute to those who influenced her…Check this one out if you want to hear some first-rate fiddle music – this is a great album." -Daniel Neely

Daniel Neely on Joanna's "first-rate fiddle music"

Mar 22, 2022

Joanna will be teaching fiddle (advanced beginner) and performing at Baltimore Irish Trad Fest

April 8th-10th, 2022
This class is for fiddlers who already play a little bit of Irish music or classically trained musicians who are new to Irish fiddling. Students in this class will learn several Irish tunes by ear. The class will include a segment on the physical technique that can help implement Irish ornamentation styles. Students should bring a recording device and are encouraged to ask questions.

Joanna will be teaching fiddle (advanced beginner) and performing at Baltimore Irish Trad Fest

Mar 16, 2022

Joanna Clare keeps one foot in the reel world

The Johns Hopkins senior, a materials science and engineering major, recently released her debut album, a collection of original and traditional Irish fiddle tunes

Joanna Clare keeps one foot in the reel world

Mar 1, 2022

Joanna is Keeping the Candle Burning

As published in Irish Music Magazine April 2022 Edition:
Grainne McCool talks to Baltimore based Irish Musician Joanna Clare, who recently released her debut album

Joanna is Keeping the Candle Burning

Mar 1, 2022

Grainne McCool reviewed "To Keep the Candle Burning"

Irish Music Magazine's April 2022 Edition
"This is a collection which feels fresh yet mature, and never has us think on it as a debut. Joanna has captured the essence of Irish music and made it her own." -Grainne McCool

Grainne McCool reviewed "To Keep the Candle Burning"

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