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 violin (fiddle), Norwegian Hardanger fiddle (hardingfele) and Swedish keyed-fiddle (nyckelharpa).  Click on the orange arrow below for short previews of 3 tracks from my albums, and 3 from the two new Scandinavian albums I will release this year.

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

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

Upcoming Events


Northeast Heritage Music Camp

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

at Common Ground Center, Starksboro, Vermont

The week-long camp, located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, celebrates and promotes the acoustic music and folk dance traditions of New England and eastern Canada, along with related traditions from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, France, the southeastern United States, and other parts of the world. The staff lineup looks great! It's looking like I'll be teaching daily Swedish fiddle classes and leading jam sessions.

Scandinavian Project News 

I'll be releasing two CDs this year, completing my five-volume Scandinavian Fiddle Tradition series (ScanFidTrad) that I started a decade ago. I'm now adding the finishing touches at Electric Wilburland Studio here in Ithaca, having recorded there over several years and in Sweden in 2015.  You can hear more sample tracks of CDs FOUR and FIVE.  I'm so excited to be completing this project!  I'm also creating a Scandinavian tunebook with all 140 tunes and harmonies from the 5 CDs, with extensive background and stylistic information to help you learn to play these varied and beautiful tunes, which range from easy to challenging.  Look for this spiral-bound book and a box set of the 5 CDs in the coming months.   

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.

Discover new music, read, watch and learn on my redesigned and expanded website 

You can buy downloads from my 8 albums and order CDs you can hold in your hands, and much more.  I welcome you to spend some time poking around (sitemap below), and let me know what you think in the Guestbook.