Photo by Chuck Furlong

HOPE HOFFMAN

VOCALS & STRINGS

SOLOIST

ENSEMBLE LEADER & COMPOSER

ACCOMPANIST FOR SINGERS & BANDS

TRADITIONAL & ORIGINAL MELODIES

LIVE RECORDINGS

TEACHING

VIOLIN / FIDDLE / VIOLA

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Waltzes and gentle folk melodies, as well as lively Celtic, Old-time/Southern, French Canadian, and Scandinavian fiddle tunes for all types of events. Original compositions add a unique wealth of material, in a traditional style.

I'm sensitive and experienced at playing music for theater productions, and can find the right sorts of tunes for a particular time and place.

My fiddle has a pleasant, clear tone, so it can fit into a calm atmosphere; or if the occasion calls for it, the fiddle can carry rollicking dance tunes over a long distance. My viola has a rich, colorful tone and cello-like projection.

I sing a cappella and also accompany myself on guitar.

I can sight-read sheet music and also learn by ear, and am very comfortable improvising.

I've performed and recorded tracks with singers and bands backing up their vocals, and enjoy doing that very much.

[ Link to Online Booking Form for Event Planners ]


Photo by Ron St. Jean

Recordings:

2010, Field Recordings at Maine Dance Halls

2010, Live, Original Fiddle with Kittlish Trio

2010, Traditional Irish Instrumentals

2007, Live, Original Maine Fiddle


Composing:

My original fiddle tunes can be licensed with a contract for recording and other media projects

Listen to audio of newly composed folk melodies

Free Printable Tunebook

Hope & Putnam Smith playing Hope's new old-time composition "Bed of Coals"

Hope & Putnam Smith playing Hope's new composition "Brownie's Bow"


Reviews:

Concerts of country duet singing and backup fiddling

CD of traditional Irish instrumentals

Live CD & performances of Maine dance tune compositions

Solo fiddle & ballad singing

Parent-child creative folk dance with live music

 

Press kit & photos:

www.hopehoffman.org/presskit.htm

Weddings & events samples/info/booking

 

Teaching:

Online lesson inquiry form

Audio samples:

Weddings & events

Irish instrumentals

Barn dance fiddle

Solo vocal and banjo

Accompaniment for vocalist

Appalachian and Carter Family songs

With Putnam Smith, "Fly Around"


Video samples:

Singing & fiddling "Another Way" with Jim Tolles

Singing & fiddling "June Apple" with Jim Tolles

Fiddling for a contra dance at Colby College

Improvising backup for "Barbara Allen" at the Mutineers' CD release concert.


Performance résumé:

A sampling of my professional music experience since 2001

[Link to All Hope's Bands & Ensembles]

 


Photo by Ron St. Jean

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www.hopehoffman.org


Photos at end by Dave Levingston