Vicki Waterman, Flute

Vicki Waterman has been playing flute professionally for over 20 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Masters in Flute Performance from Boston University. Her musical interests include classical, rock, jazz as well as celtic music. She has traveled extensively in a classical trio and several rock bands throughout the U.S. and Spain. You may reach her at vicki@alairmusic.com

Jennifer Midkiff, Harp

Jennifer Midkiff (harp, vocals) holds a Bachelor's Degree in music education from Luther College and a Master's of Music in choral conducting from Butler University, and has toured both nationally and internationally with the Luther College Nordic Choir (Weston Noble conducting). She serves as choir director for Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and directs her church choir as well. Jennifer also plays harp professionally and is a member of the local Celtic-influenced folk group Wild Mercy (www.wildmercy.com). She and her husband Phil are thrilled to have become parents this year with the arrival of Madeleine Rose in January 2007. You may reach her at jen@alairmusic.com.

Brenda

Brenda Sutton, Bodhrán

Brenda Sutton started playing bodhrán in 1989 when she stumbled upon a small group of session musicians playing regularly at McDuff's Irish Pub in Atlanta. A kind, patient, dedicated bodhrán player, Peter Blaney (the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireánn Western U.S. Division Champion), took her under his wing. Brenda has spent decades finding and mastering all 42 notes on the bodhrán, and has developed her own unique brushed-tipper style. She is an award-winning singer/songwriter, having garnered four Pegasus Awards. Brenda joined Alair in 2011, and has been performing as one of the four Three Weird Sisters since 1999, and with her husband, Bill Sutton, in the Irish pub band Bed 'n' Breakfast. She teaches bodhrán at the Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis, and regularly conducts bodhrán seminars at conventions around the country and abroad.

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