Playing Since: 2008
Experience Level: Novice
Occupation: Water Utilities
Fiddle and have played Viola, Trumpet and Trombone
Irish Fiddlers, Old Time, Scottish and a fair mix of everything else.
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Last Visit 3/19/2017
I played some Viola back in the 60's as a child. My son plays violin and is awesome. He is my occasional instructor.I became interested in fiddle when my daughters were competing in Irish step dancing. I listened to the horn pipes and jigs and wished I had never given up strings for brass. My first child traded her flute for a violin at college-this did not set well with my wife- and left it at home for my son as a spare violin to take to school on cold snowy days. He named it the "crappy violin". Well I picked a couple of basic fiddle books and have been playing " old crappy ever since'. 25 years happily married to an ex Opera singer musician who thinks its cute at my feeble attempts with such tough classics as the "Irish Washer Women" . 6 six wonderful children all with far greater musical talents than my own a truly blessed man. A good friend of mine "Bindle Stick Bill" is my inspiration for picking up where I left off insisting that I have a Renaissance project in my life.
'Guitars at Irish sessions?' 11 hrs
'Years of IN-experience' 4 days