A Washington, DC native, Angela Botzer has played traditional Irish music on the fiddle in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia area since the early 1980’s. She was a member of the DC-based bands Sodabread, and The Hedgerows, and has played for numerous ceilis and contradances. Angela has also had performances at the Irish Embassy in Washington, DC. Since moving to Oklahoma six years ago, she hosts a local traditional Irish seisiún, and performs with the band Timahoe Tower. Angela plays traditional Irish music with a focus on the lovely Co. Clare tempos, and with a nod to the Donegal style of fiddle bowing and ornamentation.
Every year I am impressed with the talent and dedication at the retreat. The instructors are really interested in mentoring the students and approaching the music with generosity of spirit and an appreciation for the full context. I learned a great deal!