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've started a monthly Scandinavian dance series in Ithaca. First dance Sunday April 12, 1-4pm, next dance Thurs May 14 7-10pm. Gammaldans with some dance instruction (snoa this month, hambo in May & June) and opportunity for students/friends to join the music-making, and then for Norwegian springar/pols and Swedish polska, I'll be joined by fiddlers Sophie Orzechowski and Stefhan Ohlström. At Slow Lane in Danby. Contact me below for details.
Come study fiddle with me this year at the weekends and camps I'll be teaching in Pennsylvania, New York state, Finland (!) and Massachusetts. I'm also playing a lot of dances this spring, and starting up several new bands with David Kaynor, Jane Knoeck, Tim Ball, Emily Gustafsson, Autumn Rose Lester, Sarah Cummings, John Wobus, Sophie Orzechowski and ZoeVandermeer. Lots of great new tunes to practice! Performance and workshop schedule
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 will hopefully be finished by the end of 2015, after some recording in Ithaca with Stefhan Ohlström, and in Sweden this summer with guitarist Mattias Hammarsten.