Ruthie Dornfeld's fiddling has been a huge influence on dance musicians in New England and her native Northwest and her work with Scandinavian musicians over the years has seen her tour overseas extensively. Neil caught up with her at her home in Seattle to talk about her musical journey from her first experiences with the fiddle to current creative projects in the US, Denmark and Finland. Along the way she talks about following her ear to all kinds of musical projects like writing an album of music for the medieval fiddle and more.
Ruthie’s Website: ruthiedornfeld.com
3 Fiddlers 3 Traditions: www.3fiddlers3traditions.com
American Cafe Orchestra: www.facebook.com/americancafeorchestra
Ruthie’s Album of Original Music for the Medieval Vielle: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ruthiedornfeld2