Erynn Marshall

Erynn Marshall is an old-time fiddler from Victoria, British Columbia who resides in Galax, Virginia and is known internationally for her traditional music. Erynn learned the nuances of Appalachian old-time fiddling from rare recordings and visiting 80-95 year-old southern fiddlers. Her effortless, transportive way of playing expresses joy, mournfulness, and stays true to the old tunes. Erynn performs at festivals, teaches at music camps around the globe, and tours with her husband – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Carl Jones and with the Canadian fiddle-group Portage. Her original tunes are becoming common repertoire in fiddle circles. Erynn won 1st place fiddle at “Clifftop” (The Appalachian Stringband Festival) and was the first woman to do so in 19 years. In 2019, she won 1st place in old-time fiddle at the Mt. Airy Bluegrass & Old-time Fiddlers Convention. She has recorded 8 albums, appeared in five films (Voices of Virginia, the Clifftop Experience I’ll Fly Away Home, Conversations with Old-Time Musicians,” plus Never Met a Stranger) and is featured in the book “Singing at the Clothesline” by Susi Lawson. She and Carl released a new recording “Old Tin” this year. Erynn is coordinator for Swannanoa Old-Time & Dance Week (Swannanoa, NC) and Program Director for Alleghany JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) a non-profit that helps children learn traditional music afterschool.