Martin **Violin & Viola
Equally at home on violin (fiddle) and viola, Eric Martin is a traditional dance and folk musician with a background in classical music and music education. He enjoys the freedom and improvisation inherent in traditional music and has played for English country dances, contra dances, festivals, balls, and concerts with numerous groups including Bottom of the Bucket, The Flying Garbanzos, Coincidance, Common Thread, and Alchemy. Eric has been a staff member at numerous Country Dance and Song Society camps as well as Ashokan and New London Assembly. Eric holds performance degrees from Ithaca College and the University of Limerick, Ireland and along with his family, lives and works at Gould Farm, a therapeutic farming community in the Berkshires.
**Eric Martin will be on faculty for Week 2 of the 2023 Amherst Early Music Festival.