Traditional fiddling in many styles
I play traditional dance music of North America and Europe, especially Québec, Scandinavia, Ireland, France and the contradance music of Northeastern USA. My instruments are fiddle, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle (hardingfele) and Swedish keyed-fiddle (nyckelharpa). Click on the orange arrow below for short previews of 3 tracks from my earlier albums, and 3 from the newest Scandinavian albums.
Discover new music, read, watch & learn
You can buy downloads from my 10 albums and order CDs you can hold in your hands, and much more. I welcome you to spend some time poking around (sitemap below).
Scandinavian Project News
I released two CDs in 2023, completing my five-volume Scandinavian Fiddle Tradition series (ScanFidTrad). They are now available as physical CDs here, singly or in a boxed set of 5. Digital downloads will be available once the accompanying tunebook is ready. I recorded the albums at Electric Wilburland Studio in Ithaca and in Sweden in 2015 (the link takes you to a photo diary of that trip). Sample tracks here: CD FOUR and CD FIVE. I'm so excited to be completing this project!
I'm finishing up the SFT tunebook, entitled Give a Coin to the Fiddler, which has all 140 tunes with harmonies/chords from the 5 CDs, plus extensive background and stylistic information to help you learn to play these varied and beautiful tunes, which range from easy to challenging. The cover painting I commissioned and all the transcriptions are done, and I'm finishing up the writing and book layout. Look for this spiral-bound book later this year.