Learning how to hold the violin bow doesn’t have to be difficult.
I’ve been meaning for a long time to write a post about my favorite fiddle player. Joe Dawson was a master fiddler, carpenter, farmer, and a man of numerous other talents. Joe’s repertoire of old-time fiddle tunes is totally unique, 100% Indiana and he taught them to a lucky circle of people who visited himContinue reading “Joe Dawson, Master Fiddler from Bloomington, Indiana”
I love Philadelphia, and when in Philly, I go to Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. In the corner of the downstairs bar is the best traditional Irish music around. The mood at Fergie’s is beyond cozy and the jigs, reels, and banter are fierce and energetic. Philadelphia has loads of fantastic Irish musiciansContinue reading “Irish Session at Fergie’s Pub, Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA”
The Golden Ace Inn, Indianapolis, IN This eastside bar has been owned by the McGinley family since 1934. The weekly Irish session, begun in 1999 by Doug Lammer, is hosted by Jim and Kate Smith and Jenny Thompson, and has been strongly supported by the McGinleys throughout the years. A group of dedicated sessioneers ensure aContinue reading “Irish Session @ The Golden Ace Inn, 2533 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201”