Marjorie GaddA graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Marjorie is the director of Valley Strings Music School (Huon Valley) and also runs a private music studio in Hobart. She has been the principal writer for two of Silkweed's shows: Jane Franklin-An Examined Life" and most recently, "Fire"

Marjorie has instigated and been involved in numerous community music projects, including co-directing The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble, playing and teaching traditional Tasmanian dance tunes.

The Heritage Fiddle Ensemble was specifically formed to showcase music recently collected by Marjorie and her husband Steve with the aim of reinvigorating the music scene with traditional and contemporary Tasmanian music.

The ensemble consists of a few adult players with a group of young people aged from 10 to 18 yrs and was selected to represent Tasmania at the 2005 National Folk Festival and to open the 2005 programme for 10 Days On The Island.

Marjorie has played in a multitude of ensembles including,

* Steptoe
* The Apple Cores
* Slapdash and Buttongrass Serenade (current)playing arrangements of traditional Tasmanian tunes
* Saltarello (current) a renaissance/early music ensemble
* Czardas (current) playing Eastern European inspired music
* Silkweed (current) playing mostly original songs and tunes, often with a particular theme.
* Marjorie also makes guest appearances with Shake Shugaree.

Marjorie is currently working on the second edition of Eureka; her highly successful teaching manual for violin

Marjorie has performed at numerous festivals and music venues, including;

* the National Folk Festival with Slapdash and The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
* Maldon Folk Festival (Vic) and Majors Creek (NSW) with Czardas
* Cygnet Folk Festival with Czardas, Silkweed, Slapdash and The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
* Tamar Valley Folk Festival with Czardas, Silkweed, Slapdash and The Heritage Fiddle Ensemble
* The Boite World Music Cafe (Vic) with Silkweed numerous music and performance venues including The Trades Hall (Vic), The Polish Club,
university campuses, the Cool Creek Cafe (NSW)The Palais and pubs, clubs and schools.

Professional Recordings include

* "In a Vision" with Czardas
* "Real Island Roots" with Steve Gadd
* "Voices of the Valley" with various artists
* "No Blood for Oil" with various artists