V is for violin. This week's letter via ABC Wednesday made me think of violins. Not only is the instrument my favourite, but my grandfather made them and played them.
Last summer while in Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C., (more V's!!!) I discovered a tiny art gallery and was drawn to the intricate miniature violins on sale. The photo above is that tiny violin ((6" in length) that I carried carefully home on the plane.
One of the best shows I have ever seen was "Bowfire" - 12 violinists, fiddlers and other bowed instruments. We happened to be at the performance when their DVD was being taped. It took us a while but we did find ourselves! It was an amazing show!
Tied for amazing performances would be the family "Leahy" - a Canadian group that puts on a fantastic fiddling, stepping, energetic show.
Both are must- sees.