I’m thoroughly enjoying playing my new fiddle crafted by talented luthier Christo Wood in Boston, MA. The fiddle is based on the 1783 “Maazel” Guadagnini, which Mr. Wood had an opportunity to study in New York. For anyone seeking a fine instrument or requiring instrument repairs, I highly recommend a visit to Christo Wood‘s workshop in Hyde Park, MA.
Looking forward to teaching the beginning fiddle class at the Catskills Irish Arts Week in East Durham, NY which runs from July 15-21 this year. Information about the schedule, registration, and other instructors and events may be found here:
Schweizer Radio DRS, a Swiss public radio station, broadcast an interesting program last fall about the Irish in Boston. A number of people from the Boston Irish community were interviewed and featured.
Tom McNaught, John F. Kennedy Library/ 4:00- 14:00
Brian O’Donovan, WGBH / 24:45-26:00
Burren Pub, Irish Set Dancing Teacher / 26:00-27:00
Gaelic Athletic Association/Irish Cultural Center in Canton / 27:00 – 33:00
Music from Grainne Murphy, Irish fiddler from Boston / 33:45:38:00
Michael Quinlin, BITA, Boston Irish Heritage Trail / 38:00 – 47:00
For all of you German speakers, the program in its entirety is available here.
Thanks to Michael Quinlan, of the the Irish Heritage Trail in Massachusetts, for sending this along.