I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have a husband and 3 kids, 2 dogs, a rat, a hamster and a box turtle. I play the violin and have recently become enthused about Irish/Scottish/Celtic music. I am also an avid reader, I enjoy sewing, and when time and money permit, we love to take the kids on small trips through the Intermountain West. We even had the pleasure of going to our first "big" Festival in Estes Park, Colorado in 2003! We were on sensory overload! Someday we hope to get to Grandfather Mountian for the Festival there!
My husband is of Irish decent and I’m of Scottish decent. We are President and Vice President of The St. Andrew’s Society of Utah. Being involved has led us to meeting new people and because of different festivals that we attend; we’ve met many different musicans. We’ve met and talked with The Wicked Tinkers and Men of Worth because the Utah Scottish Association book them for the June Scottish Festival and HIghland games. It is because of these 2 groups that I’ve had the chance to listen to, that led me into this world of music!
For the past 5 years, I’ve been very interested in, what I now know as, Session Music. When I hear it in movies or on TV, it always makes me happy! But some of it can be so heartwrenching, you feel like crying. There’s not a lot of music out there that can make a person feel that way. So now, I’ve decided to try my hand at playing it. I’ve picked up some music, rosined up my bow, and let my fingers do the walking! I’ve only been doing it since before Thanksgiving 2005, so I’m learning the techniques (I’m having to teach myself). After playing more traditional music (ie., Classical), I’m enjoying the challenge.
I’m not sure exactly how this site works, so I hope many of you will guide me along and show me the ropes. My husband found this site for me, so I have him to thank for it! Thanks for your time.
Jenny G. ( AKA Celtie)