La_grotte

tunebook 85 tunes.

I am an American living near Munich, Germany. I am mostly self-taught. After years of bouncing around between Irish and Medieval/Renaissance music—I at one time used to play a rebec at an Irish session—I am presently playing wire, bray and simple-pedal folkharps, also some whistles (my favorites are Clark whistles and Goldie whistles). I play with several others in a very informal way. There is always something new to learn…. so that after a bunch of years I consider myself still a beginner. Since I first wrote this I have taken lessons and had a couple of wonderful teachers. I enjoy really traditional stuff and tend to wrinkle my nose when Irish bands try to sound like American folkrockblues. Purist!! But I try not to be too obnoxious about it.