Cara Frankowicz is known best as a player and teacher of Irish traditional music. However, her reputation as a versatile, innately musical fiddle player surpasses the limits of just one genre. She is equally at home leading a weekly Irish traditional music pub session as she is improvising bluegrass licks, performing with a string section in an amphitheater, writing and recording string arrangements, or coaching young chamber music groups.
Cara has appeared across the globe, both as a soloist and with international acts such as The Three Irish Tenors, Cherish the Ladies, and The Chieftains. In 2013, she completed a cross-country tour with her all-female quartet The Forge, which culminated in a featured performance at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. As an instructor, Cara is lauded for her innovative teaching methods and supportive, collaborative spirit.
Cara currently leads a weekly session in Boston and teaches group fiddle classes with the Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Dublin-based international organization for the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music). In 2015, Cara began full time graduate studies at Northeastern University, where she is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts in Information Design + Visualization.