Who’s fiddling around?I live between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough NC, near Durham and the RTP. I have two donkeys, ten chickens, and two kids. I play fiddle, concertina, piano, and sometimes viola with two bands you can see and listen to at Wedding Music in North Carolina...
One is Mappamundi, which means "Map of the World" and which plays popular wedding music of Western and Eastern Europe, Jewish traditions (klezmer, yiddish, hebrew, israeli, sephardic, songs in Ladino) and American swing tunes for dancing and a little bit of Hispanic music as well.
The other is the Pratie Heads, a duo specializing in music of the British Isles (Celtic, Irish, Scottish, English) and early America - but recently branching out into many other traditions as well!
Brand new Hanukkah music for 2012: Mrs Maccabee’s Kitchen
Jane Peppler and Aviva Enoch) and once again, most of the calls we get for performances are at Chanukah. So as a survival measure, I decided last year to write a few new ones. It was so much fun that I decided after finishing Cabaret Warsaw to start the Hanukkah project. We are going into the studio on Tuesday to cut the rhythm tracks. I’m excited!I was director of the Triangle Jewish Chorale in Durham NC for 14 years and must admit I got dead sick of the relatively small list of Hannukah songs available for us to perform. Then I started performing Jewish music with my pianist friend Aviva (see