LA (Lower Alabama) Irish Trad Explorers Ireland Tour 2013

Ever since I started my Irish Trad ‘slow session’ group in Fairhope, Alabama—now going into it’s fourth year—the students have been asking me to take them to Ireland. My wife, Fran, (a fine bodhran player—really!) and I have been to Ireland four times, and we’ve played in sessions across that country as well as in Canada . . . → Read More: LA (Lower Alabama) Irish Trad Explorers Ireland Tour 2013

The Beauty of the Tune at Fairhope Slow Sessions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I formed an Irish Trad ‘slow session’ group so that my fiddle students could have a comfortable way to play Irish jigs and reels together. Over the three and a half years the group has been meeting, it’s attracted all ages on a wide range of instruments. . . . → Read More: The Beauty of the Tune at Fairhope Slow Sessions

Fourth Year of Slow Session Fun in Fairhope

Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players

With its beginnings in December 2009, we are now well into the 4th year for my Irish Trad ‘slow session’ group, the Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players, meeting every other Sunday afternoon in the choir room at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope, Alabama.

The group started with requests from a few of my adult fiddle students who . . . → Read More: Fourth Year of Slow Session Fun in Fairhope

Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players upcoming performance @ 5 Rivers

Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players in concert 2/20/11

Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players in concert 2/20/11

In addition to our bi-monthly slow sessions, the Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players have been keeping busy recently. On Feb. 20th we presented our first official concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope (with almost 100 audience members in attendance!) and there was also a  wonderful feature article . . . → Read More: Fairhope Irish Trad Workshop Players upcoming performance @ 5 Rivers

Fairhope Irish Trad Slow Session Fun

Fairhope Alabama Slow Session Players

In the choir room at Trinity Presbyterian Church this past Sunday, we had a great Slow Session meeting. It was a big group, with 18 players participating (from a current roster of around 30). We played a selection of jigs & reels from our current repertoire (‘The Old Favorite’, ‘Out . . . → Read More: Fairhope Irish Trad Slow Session Fun

The Fiddle Center is open for business!

Fiddlers and violinists all along the Gulf Coast have been patiently waiting for The Fiddle Center to open for business and now the wait is over. I hope to make this site a fresh resource for everyone who plays fiddle at any level, from beginner to advanced. . . . → Read More: The Fiddle Center is open for business!