Lolly Olivia

tunebook 40 tunes.

tune set 1 set of tunes.

My name is Lauren Wilkerson, and I’m an aspiring Cape Breton-style fiddler and Ottawa Valley-style step dancer from Tennessee. When I was eleven, I watched a live DVD of the Leahys playing a concert, and thus got the music bug…BAD! Although I started out listening to the Leahy’s very diverse style of fiddling, I’ve also fallen in love with the traditional Cape Breton style of music, and that’s how I’m learning.
Here’s some odd tidbits that give you a better idea of what I’m like. (-:
Don’t even try to talk me out of my Leahy craze. Like seriously, just don’t even try.
I love strathspeys. They’re probably my favorite tune type to listen to.
Besides Leahy, I love listening to Natalie MacMaster and the Fitzgerald siblings.
I love kombucha!
I’m in my late teens and have 10 siblings (No I’m not Amish. It’s just, the more the merrier. And besides, and Amish person wouldn’t play the fiddle).
I watch the DVDs Leahy Live from Gatineau and Natalie MacMaster Live in Cape Breton all the time. My family wonders when I’ll grow tired of it.
I love learning the Ottawa Valley style of step dancing.
I usually always have a mug of coffee and raw cream from our jerseys when I’m practicing fiddle.
I love eating cheese, and I’m also learning to make it.
I live for the day when I can go to Leahy Music Camp

So….that’s me. In a nutshell.