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TEEN VIOLINIST PLAYS FOR QUARANTINED NEIGHBOURS

‘Highlight of the quarantine.’ Teen violinist brings joy to neighborhoods amid pandemic.

When people suddenly hear the music, they come out of their homes or stop their bike rides.

At an apartment building on Key Biscayne, Zach Buttrick, 18, plays a violin concert for the residents. Jennifer Stearns Buttrick

They practice social distancing, and wear their masks to listen to a teenager play his violin.

For more than a month, Zach Buttrick, 18, has performed his mini-concerts in neighborhoods all over Miami. He brings people together in joy, as they stand, or sit, apart.

One listener called it the “Highlight of the Quarantine.”

Read more and see a video here.

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WORLD FIDDLE DAY

The Irish Traditional
Music Archive
celebrates
World Fiddle Day 2020

Celebrate World Fiddle Day

Ahead of a Rolling Wave special this Sunday on RTÉ Radio 1, Irish Traditional Music Archive Director Liam O’Connor celebrates World Fiddle Day, which takes place today May 16th 2020.

To celebrate World Fiddle Day, the Irish Traditional Music Archive is sharing a video of renowned fiddle player, James Kelly finding artistic inspiration from Raidió Éireann recordings of his father, the legendary fiddle player John Kelly Senior (1912-89).

Go here to see the full story and check out the video.