HEY everyone! Iím sending off one MASSIVE BLAST before I head off for a grand total of NINE camps this summer. Itís going to be a crazy few months of traveling all over the country to teach and play!

There are still openings at Brian Wicklundís American Fiddle Camp, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, and the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, so if SOMEHOW you donít already have fiddle-camp-related plans this summer, please consider joining me and the rest of the amazing staff at one of these weeks.

Iím also thrilled to announce that Iíll be playing at the Newport Folk Festival on July 26! Iíll be appearing as part of the Pete Seeger tribute stage, which will be highlighting the traditions that have helped shape todayís folk and indie music. Neil Pearlman and I will be playing Scottish and Cape Breton tunes as well as having a conversation with host Chris Funk (of the Decemberists) about Scottish music past and present.

Finally, at the end of the summer, Iíll be playing a string of shows and festivals in various configurations with Long Time Courting and the beautiful duo of Liz Simmons and Hannah Sanders. Check out the dates and I hope I see you somewhere along the way!