I just returned from an adventurous 3-week tour of Australia with The Western Flyers. We played 7 radio shows broadcast on the ABC radio network and 15 concerts in: Tathra, Fern Tree Gully, Yinnar, Valencia Creek, Nethercote, Cobargo, Nerregunduh, Canberra, Therrioul, and Petersham. We played to almost all sold out crowds and felt incredible reception from the audiences. What an honor to go to another country and play to such enthusiastic crowds!

Not only that, fiddling is very alive in Australia. At the Folk Festival in Cobargo, there were countless jam sessions with multiple fiddlers. We ended up having fiddlers show up to every show too!

I saw kangaroos, possums, emus, lorikeets, and many other exotic birds. In the mornings, the birds sing so loudly that you cannot sleep! The beauty of the land and animals kept us all going through those super tired moments of touring. Now, I’m happy to be home and return to my life here.

For those of you in Colorado, Greg Schochet and I will be playing this Sunday (St. Patrick’s Day) at Oskar Blues in Lyons from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Come celebrate!

It seems like Fiddle School is working for you, help us build the community! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Fiddle School will be holding a 20% off sale on March 15th-18th. If you have any friends you’d like to join, feel free to let them know just how much you’re getting out of our program. With spring around the corner, it’s a great time to start a new routine.

Didn’t Celeste do a great job with office hour?!! I’ve received so much positive response, we’ll get her back. I’ll be conducting the next office hour on Monday, March 18th at 2:00 pm (MT). Send me your questions in advance to learn@fiddleschool.com.

Happy fiddling,

Katie Glassman

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