An acoustic guitarist with an instrumental voice, Barby transports her audiences through her own versions of well known and obscure songs, as well as her own tunes.  Her hammered dulcimer arrangements are surprising to the eye and delightful to the ear; her original songs keep feet tapping and faces smiling!


Barby’s interactions with her audiences are a part of her shows as well.  Her extensive experience in outdoor and outreach theatre has sharpened her awareness of each individual involved in the music experience.  Audiences young and old find her casual approach refreshing, and they keep coming back for more.

Barby continues to tour festivals, schools and concert venues, hoping to see you there!  
Now booking for 2015 +
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BARBY HOLDER applies her Celtic and Appalachian heritage and unique musical talents to presentations ranging from British Isles chanteys to original songs to American folk and country interpretations.