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 Banjo - Guitar - Ukulele- Vocals - Limberjack

"Ephemeral banjo player Maggie Shar can more than hold her own with Tatiana (Hargreaves) and their interplay, the core of any old-time stringband, is a delight."

-Devon Leger, Kithfolk Magazine

Maggie Shar received her B.A. from Hampshire College, where she studied music and education, and received her M.S. from Antioch University New England in Environmental Education and Social Justice.  Born and raised in Winston-Salem,  North Carolina,  Maggie has a particular passion for Southern Appalachian old-time music and folk arts, and brings this passion into her music.  Maggie has been playing guitar since  1992, and has been studying  clawhammer banjo (her primary instrument) since 2004, learning from  Diane Sanabria, Riley Baugus, Bruce Molsky, Adam Hurt, and others.   


She has won 1st  place in the 2018 Northeast Fiddler's Convention Banjo Contest,  1st place at the 2018 Oldtone Roots Festival Banjo Contest., and 3rd place in the 2022 Online Oldtime banjo contest.  


She  performs regularly with  The Ephemeral Stringband. and  The Moon Shells . She is also co-founder of Little Roots, an early childhood music experience and band for families,  preschools, family centers, and libraries based in western Massachusetts and online. 

Maggie teaches private lessons online and in person, and offers group classes to all ages as well. 

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