Fiddlers She is...
Brongaene Griffin, Caitlin Warbelow, and Aarun Carter
"Old King Cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he;
With King Cole and his fiddlers three."
I'd like to think us girls can compare.
I am not entirely sure when, but at some point when I would hear this poem in my head, I would hear, "Fiddlers She!" rather than, "fiddlers three."
Similarly, I don't remember what inspired me, possibly the #metoo movement, the Fair Ple movement, or simply by the sheer annoyance that the music industry is still entirely male dominated, but I thought it might make a marketable concept if I could find other chick fiddlers, to play with me to show the world that women too can be masters of an instrument. I was delighted at the response of so many women interested in this project and I can only hope that it continues for many years to come...
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Below are some photos from our last show at The Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland.