Originally from the south-east of Holland but more or less permanently based in Dublin now. Interested in Ireland since I bought my first Irish and Scottish music. My first albums were from Lúnasa, Old Blind Dogs, The Chieftains. I’ve an interest in in the music and fiddle playing of east Clare. Have been playing the violin since I was 6. Delved into Irish fiddle playing 10-15 years ago which included fiddle classes in Cork and Dublin. Pursuing a professional career in Irish linguistics while trying to get involved in Irish music as much as possible.