Classical violinist looking to get into fiddle music
I’ve studied classical violin for a while now, and I’ve recently become very interested in folk music and Irish music in particular. I never had much exposure to it growing up and I don’t know anyone who’s into it, but even though I’ve heard very little I’m quickly falling in love. After browsing this site for a while, everyone seems very kind, so I thought I might ask for advice. I’m very new to this community and I really don’t know where to start.
What do I need to know to get started? Do I need to take proper lessons? What tunes do I need to learn? Are there any musicians I should listen to? What terminology do I need to know? Are there any other online resources I can use? I know I’m extremely ignorant about all of this, but please try to be patient with me. I just want to get involved in this wonderful community and broaden my musical horizons. Thanks for your time!