Women illuminating Alaska at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

2009 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival- July 19th through August 2nd
Full schedule of Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival found at

Among the many great artists at the festival, local fiddle player, Caitlin Warbelow will be there!
She will perform at these times:

July 19th, 4 pm- "Meet the Artists"
July 20th, 12 pm- "Lunch Bites"
July 24th, 8 pm- Guest Artists Concert
July 25th, 8 pm- College Coffeehouse
July 29th, 8 pm- "Evening of World Music"

Caitlin Warbelow – Fiddle
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Caitlin Warbelow began studying violin at age three in the Suzuki Method. While continuing with intensive classical music studies, she found a concurrent love of Irish music after meeting a few fiddlers and hearing a few seminal CDs around the age of seven. Largely self-taught through listening and learning by ear, Caitlin was given the chance to travel and study in Ireland at the age of sixteen, attending the Willie Clancy School and the BLAS school at the University of Limerick. Caitlin attended Boston University on a full music scholarship and obtained degrees in Violin Performance and Anthropology. After serving as an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Alaska, she was accepted into the Urban Planning masters program at Columbia University for the fall of 2006 (and led her to her current day job as a research cartographer). Since then she has played and recorded with a number of top Irish musicians in the city and plays many sessions and gigs a week as an Irish, Classical, and American-style fiddler. This summer she won first place in both the Open and Trick & Fancy divisions at the Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival, expanding her expertise into yet another musical genre. Caitlin can also be found playing with the Garden State Philharmonic, and loves teaching both Irish and Classical music to fiddlers of all ages. For more information, please stop by her website at

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