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tunebook 17 tunes.

I took up my first ever instrument, fiddle, in 2006 at the age of 16 with classical violin lessons and became interested in fiddle music several years later, which has gradually taken over. I do still have occasional lessons on general technique but prefer now to continue teaching myself fiddle style; I currently enjoy listening to and learning from the recordings and videos of various masters past and present, whatever their stylistic differences - Michael Coleman, Jean Carignan, Tommy Potts, Tommy Peoples, John Doherty, Martin Hayes, and Kevin Burke in particular, with whom I was lucky to have a fiddle lesson back in May 2013. I want to truly partake in the tradition and so hope to attend a regular session, once I pluck up the courage…
I come from Worcester in the West Midlands of England, graduated with a music degree from the University of York in 2013 and currently work as a curriculum tutor at a high school. Trying to decide what I’d like to do long-term…

I also found out recently, much to my excitement, that I have the tiniest bit of Irish and Scottish ancestry! But we’re only talking about one 16th or 32nd, so, oh well…