Meghan Quinn

Meghan started music in the Suzuki method and studied classical piano for many years. The first albums she remembers being completely obsessed with in childhood were David Bowie's Changesbowie, Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl, JPP's Devil's Polska and yes... the Lion King soundtrack.

In 2008, she was living in Connecticut and playing keyboard with Girls in the Boy Scouts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxVFRnf0hA4 when she happened to see Will Holshouser play at New Haven's Firehouse 12 in 2008. She found an accordion on eBay shortly thereafter. Her first performance was in a bar scene in Howard Zinn's play Emma at Hartford's great Charter Oak Cultural Center.

Meghan began to play accordion more seriously after moving to Buffalo and became acquainted with some folks interested in starting a klezmer band. Their creation, Ahavaraba, https://www.facebook.com/ahavarababflo?_rdr=p became a frequent guest in local music festivals, not to mention houses, bars, grain elevators, and street corners.

In 2015, Meghan received opportunities to attend the Eastern European Folklife Center's https://eefc.org/ Balkan Camp and KlezKanada's http://klezkanada.org/ annual retreat. Both these experiences helped her develop as an accordion player and listener. At KlezKanada, she met Becky and eventually joined this band.

Meghan now lives in the Hudson Valley and is always looking for new musical projects and working to become a better musician. Besides this band, Meghan frequently can be found playing with Klezmer Berl's Hotsie Totsie Orkester over in Red Hook, playing duets in her living room with her guitar/banjo/mandolin-playing husband, and learning about East European singing from Kati.

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