It’s a slice of ethnomusicology that fiddler Bruce Molsky knows very well. Molsky will teach courses all week in the Irish Fest Summer School about old-time fiddling. He’ll also perform at the festival. He’s considered the leading practitioner of the old-time fiddle tradition today.
Earlier this year, Molsky and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Moller came by the Lake Effect studio and performed several songs, including the Nyland Set, Diamond Joe, and the Fox Halling. They spoke with Bonnie North. Molsky will play and lead a series of summer school sessions at Irish Fest in Milwaukee this week. Moller’s schedule didn’t allow him to make it to this year’s festival.