Cape Breton is an island in the province of Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. From its largely Scottish roots, the musical heritage of Cape Breton continues. There are hobby fiddlers in the Ottawa area who come together to enjoy that style of fiddling.
They meet on alternate Sunday afternoons for a Cape Breton Session. Last Sunday, they posted a clip of their final piece of the jam. (Although I need to speak harshly to whomever thought that holding the phone vertically was a good idea.😀)
I took up the fiddle in my early old age, or late middle age really, and while I didn't get too far with it, I did attend some jam sessions (not with this group) and did manage to play along with some of the tunes. Sometimes, I found playing with the group very satisfying.
There’s something about playing in unison and that goes for singing too. That is one reason why this non-believer still enjoys good memories my distant, gospel church background.
I really appreciate that I had the opportunity to play the fiddle, albeit in a modest way that didn't extend too long in this little life of mine. I did not exactly scale the heights of violin virtuosity, but, dang it all, I enjoyed trying.