Because Monday is already taken. This column will feature music I listen to when I write, or maybe sometimes music I just like (and therefore think everyone else should, too).
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Celtic fiddle. Fiddle playing has a long and rich tradition in Ireland, and Irish fiddling has had a huge influence on American folk, bluegrass, and country music. Playing the fiddle is different from classical violin playing in a number of ways, from how the fiddler holds the instrument to how he or she draws the bow across the strings. Also, fiddle music was traditionally learned by ear. Take a listen, and again I dare you not to dance in your chair.