Conrad Shiba
Traditional & Contemporary Folk Music

Welcome to my web site!

I have been a performer of folk music for over 45 years, singing and playing multiple instruments, including guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, and banjo ukulele.  I perform for festivals, concerts, coffeehouses, school groups, civic events, libraries, receptions, weddings, and other events.  My music ranges from Appalachian string band tunes and ballads to Celtic tunes to blues to contemporary singer-songwriters.

In addition, I teach workshops on fingerpicked guiter, ukulele, and clawhammer banjo, and give lecture-demonstrations on the histories of the banjo and the dulcimer.

Since September 2012 I am also co-directing and performing with the Happy Family band, a student ensemble which is one of the three groups in the Kentucky Music Ensemble at Centre College.

Some of my recent performances and workshop presentations have included the Cumberland Gap Dulcimer Gathering, Dulcibrrr, The Great American Dulcimer Convention, the Danville Community Arts Center, the anniversary celebration of the Frankfort Folk Club, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, and the Kentucky folk music course at Centre College.

In addition to more information about me, the links at the right also provide information about the instruments that I play and folk festivals in Kentucky and the nearby surroundings.  There is also a link providing information about the Raggedy Robin String Band, of which I was a member for eight years.


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