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Previously as “Col Arco” on the session when attemting to learn Fiddle. Lived for many years in Bristol UK, then Ealing, West London now ‘settled’ (I hope) in Saltdean, Brighton. Previously played guitar in non folk /trad context (Swing jazz and ‘experimental rock’!), then after some years away from playing, discovered ITM sessions, and started playing mandolin and tenor banjo in nearby ‘learner’s session’ ; (thanks Gill Newlyn). Unfortunately Gill ‘disappeared’ off to Kerry soon after I started, and before I started trying to learn fiddle.
She was a great session leader, and has a very good reputation as a fiddle teacher. Recommended !
Couple of years ago started learning box, (a bit easier than fiddle, though less rewarding in many ways).
I never really got too far with my fiddle learning , and now usually choose between mandolin or banjo to take to a session.
Recently gone back to playing guitar more. However, despite previous playing experience, I find playing good accompaniment for Irish trad far from easy. Don’t expect to see me playing it ‘out’ before plenty more ‘home practice’.