Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer from New Hampshire’s White Mountains who maintains strong ties to Cape Breton. Her new album, “Cànan nan Teud” (The Language of the Strings) features Gaelic songs from Cape Breton and explores the relationship between Puirt-à-Beul (mouth music) and traditional dance tunes. A Fulbright Scholar and 2012 graduate of the University of Limerick with an MA in Irish Music Performance, Dominique also holds a BA Honours in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Dominique is a dedicated learner of Scottish Gaelic, a profound influence on her music which continues to shape her sense of rhythm and phrasing. She is also an experienced traditional arts educator who offers workshops and classes internationally and maintains a vibrant teaching studio.