The Mark O’Connor String Method Camp has arrived!

I’m excited about heading out tomorrow to Charleston, SC, where I will be one of the teachers at the first ever Mark O’Connor String Method Camp. For a full week, students (age 7-14) will having fun while learning to play selections from the O’Connor Method books, which are taking the string education world by storm.  If . . . → Read More: The Mark O’Connor String Method Camp has arrived!

A Fiddler’s Guide to Victoria, BC, part 1

Calvin Cairns & Quinn Bachand @ Irish Times Pub

Victoria BC by night

I recently spent a wonderful music-filled week in Victoria, which is the capital city of British Columbia, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s southwest Pacific coast. There is much to love about this city, but I’ll leave that to the travel writers. I’m here with the ‘Fiddler’s Guide’ . . . → Read More: A Fiddler’s Guide to Victoria, BC, part 1

CelticFest MS brings great Irish music to Jackson

CelticFest Mississippi is back for their 19th year this weekend (Sept. 10-12) and I’m excited about attending. I’ve been to this excellent festival in Jackson  a number of times over the past few years, both as a casual observer and as a performer with my band Mithril. But due to the obligations of the rest of . . . → Read More: CelticFest MS brings great Irish music to Jackson