"Mari is an extraordinary musician. Her sound is musical enthusiasm personified."
— Dr. John Turner, 10-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion

Photo By Glenn Black


→ Meet Mari
A conversation with Mari about multistyle fiddling, "catching" tunes, and why she loves music.


→ Celtic Jigs
Mari and the World Fiddle Ensemble: Original Celtic Jig
Mari and her band perform her original tune, "The Purple Butterfly and Other True Beginnings" to open their program at "Standing Room Only" Concert Series

→ Celtic Reels
Mari and the World Fiddle Ensemble: Celtic Reels
Mari and her band perform a set of original and traditional reels at Club Passim in Boston, MA

→ Novelty
Championship Novelty Fiddle Routine
Mari gives an encore performance of her virtuosic Graham-Townsend-inspired Novelty Fiddle routine

→ Traditional Scottish
Scottish Fiddle at the New Hampshire Highland Games
Mari performs a medley of favorite J. Scott Skinner tunes

→ American
Mari Black and Mark O'Connor Encore
Mari and Mark O'Connor give a blazing encore performance of O'Connor's "Olympic Reel" at the New England String Ensemble's Mentors and Muses Gala in Boston


→ Duo Romanian Set
Mari & Cory Pesaturo, duo Klezmer set
Mari joins forces with her duo partner, world champion accordion player Cory Pesaturo for a fiery set of their favorite Klezmer tunes at the "Standing Room Only" concert series


→ Piazzolla
Mari and the World Fiddle Ensemble: “Oblivion"
Mari and her band perform Astor Piazzolla’s haunting tango "Oblivion" at Club Passim, with special guest Eugene Friesen on ‘cello

→ Golden Age
Golden Age Milonga with Orquesta Sin Trabajo
Mari leads her tango quartet, Orquesta Sin Trabajo, in a live performance with world-renowned dancers Kara Wenham and Javier Antar in Boston, MA

→ Orchestra
With Carlos & Tova at the Yale Tango Fest
Mari leads the All-Star Orquesta at the Yale Tango Festival, with a special impromptu performance by Carlos and Tova Moreno