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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.

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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Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival
The Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, produced by Kara, has become a great event attended by many world-class guitarists. Dont miss it. Click here to visit the festival website.

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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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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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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.

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