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 “… fiddler Ellen Carlson, whose sweet-toned instrument soars throughout this recording.”

Steve Goldfield,
Bluegrass Unlimited
May 2008

“This is a fine recording of varied music  that grows on the listener with each listening and is recommended to folks who like great fiddle, well-sung top-quality songs, and want something different out of life.”    -- Robert Buckingham, Bluegrass Unlimited, June 2013.  Complete Review.

Fiddler Ellen Carlson has a strong grasp on several musical genres. She has gained respect from her peers and students as an accomplished performer and teacher.

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called her “an exceptionally talented musician” for her work with the acoustic roots group High Range and gave her a coveted highlight review for her solo album “People I Play With”.

Fiddler magazine picked one of her tunes, , “Waiting for You”, as a winner in their tune contest as well as for publication and published her article on “Tips for Better Practicing”.

A highly sought after teacher, Pete Wernick of the bluegrass super group Hot Rize, picked Ellen to be his fiddle instructor at his first Northeast jam camp. She also is an instructor at various festivals including Grey Fox, Joe Val, Pemi Valley and Fiddle Hell. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts Education Roster.

She plays with bluegrass, swing, western swing, country, Irish and square dance bands. She leads the NH Fiddle Ensemble (featured on WMUR’s Chronicle) with over 60 members and runs Fiddleheads Acoustic Jam Camp.

Fellow band member Todd Jones says, “Ellen’s playing doesn’t stink”. She would like to inspire people of all ages to play and to learn to enjoy the many facets of fiddling as well as making music together.

“Music listening, performance, and composition engage nearly every area of the brain that we have so far identified, and involve nearly every neural subsystem.”

“By better understanding what music is and where it comes from, we may be able to better understand our motives, fears, desires, memories, and even communication in the broadest sense.”

This is Your Brain on Music, Daniel Levitin



Ellen Carlson
603-661-1981
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PO Box 77
Nottingham, NH 03290