red hen stringband birds of a feather

Martin Said To His Man

Off The Griddle

Cluck Old Hen

Little Bird

Down In Mississippi

Blue Yodel #3

Walnut Gap

Do You Love an Apple?

Jute Mill Song

Free Little Bird

Farewell Trion




Red Hen Stringband, an innovative acoustic quartet, delves into the deeper roots of American traditional music, playing songs with great harmonies and hot tunes from Appalachian Old-Time and Celtic sources. Their authenticity is enhanced when mixed with award-winning music and songs written by band members. Red Hen has won the prize for Best Original Tune at Clifftop Appalachian Mountain Music Festival in 2006 for Too Late for the Bacon and in 2010 for Red Hen (both written by band member Jane Rothfield).

Red Hen Stringband is Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo and vocals), Linda Schrade (guitar, vocals), Scottish native Allan Carr (guitar, acoustic bass, vocals) and Dave Kiphuth (banjo, banjo-dobro, vocals). Boasting distinctive lead voices and superb instrumentals, and great performance chops, Red Hen Stringband is acoustic Americana at its best  true roots or roost music!

Since forming in 2007, Red Hen has played at numerous festivals including the Old Songs Festival (NY), the Dance Flurry Festival (NY), Champlain Valley Folk Festival (coming up this summer 2011), New Bedford Summerfest (Mass), Clifftop Appalachian Mountain Stringband Festival (WV), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale NY) Common Ground Festival (Md) and at venues ranging from coffeehouses and concert venues from Upstate NY to North Carolina!  Their debut CD, Crossing, is getting rave reviews and airplay around the country

Red Hen Stringbands newest recording BIRDS OF A FEATHER (on Wepecket Island Records) showcases the bands exploration of traditional music as it relates to newly composed tunes and songs featuring the 1600th century English Folk song Martin Said to His Man, played and sung in an old time setting!

On stage, Red Hen Stringbands show is full of musical joy, great harmonies and hot tunes and most importantly a lot of FUN!