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Kara Barnard
is a nationally recognized multi-instrumentalist, instructor, singer/songwriter and artist. Here on her site you can listen to her music, watch some select performances, purchase CD's, view artwork and find out more about Kara.

Listen to music now by clicking here. This will open the streaming music player in a new window.

Kara performs with her sister, Pam Barnard Hays, as one-half of the duo The Barnard Sisters.

Kara owns the Weed Patch Music Company in Nashville, Indiana. Some of the country's finest luthiers live and work in Indiana. Over 50% of all the instruments at Weed Patch are locally built.

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Great video interview with Kara and Chuck Wills talking about Kara's 2012 Indiana state Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Click here to watch the video and read the article.

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Read the article about Kara in INto Art magazine
click here to Read a great article about Kara in INto art magazine.

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Muddy Boots - August 4, 2011
September 1, 2011, 6:30 pm, Kara and Chuck at
The Muddy Boots Cafe in Nashville, IN.

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Looks like Central Indiana fans will get to see a Barnard Sisters performance on Sunday, July 31. Read the details in the Green County Daily World.

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Muddy Boots - June 2, 2011
Looking to hear Kara play live? Word is that you can often catch her at
The Muddy Boots Cafe in Nashville, IN.

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Concert Review in the Indiana Daily Student
Read about the August 8, 2010 Barnard sisters benefit concert for the Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling monastery in bloomington, Indiana. Nice write up by Joy msiska of the Indiana Daily Student.
click here to open the article in a new window.

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Rainbow over the Ashokan Reservoir
In October of 2009 Kara went to New York to spend five days with Vietnamese Zen master, Thich Nhat Hahn. After the retreat, she stopped to play Ashokan Farewell on the Ashokan Reservoir dam. As she did the most amazing rainbow appeared in the sky (pictured above).
Read about this latest adventure on her blog.

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Top 5 in the National Mountain Dulcimer championships, September 2009
At the Winfield, Kansas Walnut Valley Festival in September of 2009, Kara made it to the finals of the Mountain Dulcimer National Championships. This yearly competition features the best Mountain Dulcimer players in the country. Kara placed in the top five nationally playing two of her own arrangements.
Read more on Kara's blog.

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