Frank Ferrel

tunebook 19 tunes.

I love the fiddle, started playing it years ago. First influence was my grandfather from West Virginia, then Boston Irish and Canadian fiddlers like Paddy Cronin, Winston Fitzgerald, Joe Cormier, Jean Carignan; more recently Irish-American accordion player, Joe Derrane. Now living in Maine, playing for dances, the ocassional concert, summer fiddle camps, and festivals. I try to get to Ireland on a regular basis to hang out with musical friends, mostly in the west, Galway, Kinvarna, Ennis, West Clare, Mayo. Although the fiddle is my main instrument, I’ve developed a keen interest in the anglo concertina, and spend much of my time in Ireland visiting with concertina players, collecting and learning tunes.