Tina Bergmann

Celtic Folk 


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Tina Bergmann has been performing concerts, and teaching workshops and private lessons from an early age. A fourth-generation musician, Bergmann began playing music at age eight, learning the mountain dulcimer from her mother in the aural tradition and learning the hammered dulcimer at the knee of West Virginia-native builder and performer Loy Swiger. Demonstrating gifts for both performance and teaching, she has been a featured performer across the United States, performing solo; as a duo with her husband, bassist Bryan Thomas; with her stringband Hu$hmoney; and as a member of Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s world renowned Baroque Orchestra.

Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas are a northeast Ohio husband and wife duo playing American Old Time, Celtic and South American Music on Hammered Dulcimer & Bass. Tina is a virtuoso hammered dulcimer player known for her driving energy, syncopated rhythms and fine musicality. Described by Pete Seeger as “the best hammered dulcimer player I’ve heard in my life,” she’s also been promoted as the “Diva of the Dulcimer” by Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra. Bryan Thomas is a dynamic and conversational double bassist, sought for his ability to embrace tradition but defy convention. Together Tina and Bryan create a surprising and wonderful musical experience that has enthralled audiences throughout the United States.


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