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Cheryl Prashker studied classical percussion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she was born and raised. She has toured Canada, U.S. Europe and Russia with The Yiddish Theatre of Montreal. She spent many years in New York City where she honed her skills of playing anything from Rock and Roll, Klezmer, to Celtic as well as Middle Eastern music. She now uses her special style of percussion to enhance the music of such artists as Eric Andersen, Jonathan Edwards, Pat Wictor, Tracy Grammer, Full Frontal Folk and her group RUNA. Cheryl is also a songwriter and is now the new Artistic Director of The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, ON.


“The Virtuosity on this wide-ranging compilation — It's All About the Drums — shows why Cheryl Prashker is the most sought-after drummer/percussionist in the Northeast.” Richard Cuccaro; Acoustic Live in NYC 

“Cheryl is the MVP — Most Valuable Percussionist!” — John Platt of WFU

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