Born deep in the heart of Appalachia, Rachel Maloney’s love of fiddle music developed at an early age. Later, living in North Carolina, her repertoire continued to grow, remaining predominantly Appalachian and country blues.
Rachel attended the Royal College of Art in London, England, where her tastes greatly widened with the discovery of music from Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, and the Shetlands. Her subsequent travels throughout West Africa further expanded her musical horizons.
Rachel has performed, lectured, led workshops, recorded, written and arranged music for the theater. In 1987, Rachel was offered a position as performer, composer and actor at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI. She remained as a house musician for 23 years.
Currently she teaches both at music camps and privately and continues touring with a variety of artists.
In addition to fiddle, Rachel plays bass harmonica, melodeon, and psaltery.