I’m a college student from California studying English. I was first introduced to Irish dance music at a young age briefly, but re-discovered it about 4 years ago. Since then I’ve become a bit of a nerd about tune names and such, and enjoy Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish folk songs and dances. My favorite types of dances are generally jigs, slides, and slip jigs, and my favorite trad instruments are the pennywhistle, the flute, the Northumbrian smallpipes, and the harp.