PERFORMER BIOS
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Gabe Halberg

Gabe has studied music with two of India’s finest tabla masters. He began his studies in 1993 at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California under the guidance of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. At this time Gabe was an off-campus student at Goddard College, receiving a degree in Tabla Composition in 1995. Since 1997, Gabe’s musical training has continued with Pandit Samir Chatterjee in New York City.

Gabe is self-taught on various percussion instruments including the tar and jaw harp. He is dedicated to spreading knowledge of the tabla throughout New England, and teaches regular classes in both Vermont and New Hampshire.


Mac Ritchey

Once referred to as a "musical Swiss army knife", multi-instrumentalist MacRitchey has been plucking strings for decades. Studying electronic music at Oberlin College and anthropology at Brandeis University, Mac has been influenced by a vast palette of musical traditions and genres.

His primary focus for the past 10 years has been on the oud, otherwise known as the Arabic lute. He has studied the Turkish and Armenian music traditions extensively with the late Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian.

Mac is also a music producer and the proprietor of Possum Hall Studios in Carlisle MA. Working with clients whose projects run the gamut of genres, he brings a wealth of experience to both the studio and the stage.