Cathy Clasper-Torch

Cathy Clasper-Torch

Photo by Kris Craig, The Providence Journal

Cathy Clasper-Torch (violin/fiddle, piano, erhu, cello) has been playing, teaching, recording and performing in RI and New England for over 25 years. Cathy combines her love of all genres of music from world-folk to rock to jazz and classical in her playing and improvising. Cathy's particular passion is in blending and harmonizing, both vocally and instrumentally.

Cathy's collaborated with a wide variety of groups and musicians over the years, and is on over two dozen recordings. She performs regularly with The Gnomes Band, Atwater~Donnelly, and Shelley Katsh, as well as other local bands, and performs solo (or duo/trio/band) for weddings, services and other special events. Cathy is also a member of Grace Note Singers, who offer bedside singing to people receiving palliative care or nearing death. Cathy teaches 5 levels of adult group fiddle classes at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI.

Have you heard Cathy and Shelley Katsh's new cd,  "FROM THE INSIDE OUT"? 
"...Deep, nourishing, soul-feeding music from a diversity of musical traditions, profound heart-breaking melodies, are all just breath-taking."
Click here for more info.

Have you heard Cathy's solo cd, "HERE BETWEEN"?
"Here Between really puts me in that place of reflection, poise, acceptance between the two horizons; and the blend of tunes from the different folk worlds, and of the instruments, is haunting and transporting." (Dr. William Shullenberger, Sarah Lawrence College)
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Artscape Podcast
Cathy & Shelley's interview with James Baumgartner of The Public's Radio for the artscape podcast.
Click here to listen.


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