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Pat Walke, a native of Preston, Iowa, performs old time traditional ballads and songs with clawhammer style banjo, autoharp and mountain dulcimer. Her repertoire includes pioneer folk music and historical songs and tunes from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Pat is on the Iowa Arts Council Artist Roster and has performed all over Iowa in schools, libraries and living history events and re-enactments. She is in the duo Lost in the Weeds, which is available for barn dances.

Pat's day job is teaching at the Maquoketa Center of Clinton Community College and private guitar, mountain dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, piano, autoharp and fiddle lessons.

The general categories of Pat's songs include but are not limited to:

English Ballads
German Folk Songs

Sea Shanites
Cowboy Songs
Old Time Fiddle and Banjo Tunes
Civil War Songs

Usually, Pat will perform in modern street clothes but should the venue demand it, she can perform in the historical costume of the following eras:

Fur Trade Era (up to 1840)
Civil War
American Pioneer Settler

Rates: $150 per hour, plus round trip mileage at 50¢ a mile. Pat can provide a sound system for another $25.

Needs: adequate stage area, chair, a glass of water.

Funding is available for non-profit organizations for Pat's performances through the Iowa Arts Council.
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Pat's artist directory page lists the programs that she can provide for your audiences.

Pat Walke
410 N Main St.
Maquoketa IA 52060

(563) 593-0252 cell