Traditional fiddling in many styles

Welcome!

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 4 tracks from my newest Scandinavian albums and 3 tracks from my earlier albums.

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photo credits on this page: black/white blouse Kathy Morris, orange dress Dave Davies, hardingfele & harpa Dave Nutter

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 (save $10 on the set this way!), and as digital downloads.  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).  I'm so excited to be completing this project!  

I'm putting final touches on 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.  Look for it as a spiral-bound book and as an eBook later this summer.   

Lesson News

You can study fiddle, hardingfele or nyckelharpa with me in private lessons, either at my house in Ithaca, New York USA, or online from anywhere.  I love to teach at all experience levels, adults and kids age 10 and up.  Contact me if you are interested in lessons.