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The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland will present musician Bruce Molsky at this year's Winter Celtic Music Festival.

The eighth annual festival will be hosted Jan. 12 by the students of St. Mary's Ryken High School's Student Organization for Improving the Arts.

In addition to a solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting groups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four and Mozaik with Hungarian Nikola Parov and Celtic giant Donal Lunny.

He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's Ale Moller.

The music festival will include an afternoon workshop that will be primarily focused toward fiddlers, but guitar and banjo players also are welcome, as Molsky is a master of all three instruments.

Students of all ages are encouraged to bring a recording device, as tunes will be taught by ear. The workshop will focus on intermediate to advanced skill levels, but beginners are welcome to join in for the experience of listening, watching and learning.

The workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m. at SMR's auditorium in Leonardtown.

For more information, email or call 301-375-0534. Seating will be limited for the workshops, so participants are encouraged to register early.