Trained in classical violin for the first decade and a half of my life, I studied violin as an instrument intensively.  Since moving from the classical music world into traditional music, I've traveled to many places with rich fiddle traditions, immersing in the tunes and styles of Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia and New England.  I love the fun of ragtime tunes and sappy waltzes from the 20s, as well as haunting Kentucky tunes, strathspeys from the rocky ledges of northern Scotland, and slippery jigs from West coast Ireland.   I have also developed a crankie habit! They're super fun to make and perform. See a video of one at the bottom of this page.

I play for weddings, house concerts, funerals, parties, re-enactment events and more. 

 

​Recent projects include:  a 6-month study of traditional New England ballads, through the collection made by Helen Hartness Flanders.  I presented my studies in the form of a house concert in Brattleboro, and made a crankie of Mrs. Florence Underhill of Bellows Falls version of the Cambric Shirt.

TOUR DATES:

August 29, Guelph, Ontario. House show - email me for details.

September 1, The Asylum, Sudbury, ON.

Sept. 4, Naturally Superior Adventures, house show, 10 Government Dock Rd, Wawa, ON.

Sept. 5, Thunder Bay, ON

Sept 12, Palmer's, Minneapolis

Sept. 14, Duluth Folk School, Duluth, MN

Sept 24, Albany, NY, house show, event details on Facebook

Sept 25, Catskill, NY, house show

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