Fiddling in Many StylesI am a fiddler in Ithaca, New York, specializing in the traditional dance music of Europe and North America. I also play Hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa.
What's New?I am so glad to report I'm largely recovered from Lyme disease, and home after a fantastic summer trip to Scandinavia, where I taught in Finland and Norway, and recorded some tunes in Sweden with guitarist Mattias Hammarsten and harmonium (pump organ) player Gerd Stenlid for my next two CDs. Photo diary
I've hit the ground running! Here's my Performance and workshop schedule.
Come study fiddle with me, privately or at the weekends and camps I'll be teaching in Ithaca, Massachusetts and beyond. You can dance to my music often this fall when I play with several new and old bands, including at Ithaca's first ever French "Bal Folk" dance with Montage & Alizé on Oct. 11.
I am working on my Scandinavian Fiddle Tradition series. The tunebooks are still a couple years from publication. If you are longing for sheet music for a tune or two on my 3 latest CDs, just contact me and I will send it to you.
The 4th and 5th CDs of the series will hopefully be finished by early 2016, after some additional recording in Ithaca, solo and with Stefhan Ohlström.
I've started a Scandinavian dance series in Ithaca. We dance Gammaldans (waltz, schottische, polka, hambo, snoa), Norwegian springar/pols and Swedish polska. Double fiddling provided by myself and Stefhan Ohlström. At Slow Lane in Danby. Contact me for details.