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Rick Manning

Fiddle & Mandolin

Falling Waters Camp Director Rick Manning performs bluegrass, swing and contradance fiddle and mandolin with Paris Texas (with Bobby Henry), The Falling Waters Trio (with Hope Grietzer & Tom Hodgson) , the Contradictions and Cornerstone in the Ithaca and Finger Lakes area.   Rick has recorded 5 CD’s – three in Nashville with Cornerstone in the 1990’s and two instrumental recordings with the Falling Waters Trio. He is also the founder and director of the Winter Village Music Festival.  Rick is a Landscape Architect and Founder/Executive Director of the Friends of Stewart Park, working to restore Ithaca's historic lakefront park.

Rick's Workshops & Teaching

Camp Director Rick Manning will be available to fill in any scheduling gaps related to bluegrass, contradance and swing mandolin and fiddle.  In addition, along with some other mentors (to be announced), he will work with individuals who would benefit from and enjoy private or small-class mentoring.

Mandolin Orientation Session (All Levels):  I will lead a workshop to help mandolin players warm up, assess their weekend goals and strategies, and learn a tune and some variations on melodic and rhythm variations.

Twin Fiddle (Int/Adv):  Taught with Tim Ball.