Fiddle'n'Feet: JAMIE GANS
came to Indiana from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he
had established himself as one of the foremost fiddlers in the Northern Midwest.
Adept at a variety of fiddle styles, Jamie
has performed with some of the great players in Irish, Canadian, and Old Time music.
In the 1980's, as a Canadian resident, he was a founding member of the Ontario-based group, Six Mile Bridge.
The late, great Leo Browne, of Ottawa, was his fiddling mentor and introduced Jamie
to the music of eastern Canada and Leo's native Irish County, Tyrone.
worked for five years as a historical interpreter for the Minnesota Historical Society
In 1993, he was named a Master Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board and Historical Society for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program.
In 1995, Jamie
joined forces with Tamara, exploring traditional music, song, and dance in depth.
love of history, combined with his
soulful playing, bring the music alive in every setting.
has fiddled for the legendary Northern Star Ceili Band, Milltown nGael, the nationally acclaimed Rhythm in Shoes and has performed throughout Europe and North America.
has at least four recordings to his
credit and another project in the works.
was named a 2001 Arts Council of Indianapolis
can be heard almost every Tuesday night as the programer for Celtic Road Radio and on Saturdays for Rural Routes on Bloomington's community radio station, WFHB