I wrote the Harlaxton Hornpipe in the basement of Neu Chapel on the campus of University of Evansville. It was the fall of 1996, and I was getting ready to leave for England to spend a semester abroad at Harlaxton College, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. I had my copy of Cole’s 1000 fiddle tunes and I was playing through new (to me) hornpipes and reels – I remember Leviathan Hornpipe was one of the tunes I was learning, and this tune came to me. It’s a little bit like Bitter Creek turned upside down. Spending a semester abroad is one of the best decisions I have ever made. And bringing my fiddle with me made it all the more amazing. I got to busk around England, and in Scotland and Germany, play with a Ceilidh band, go to Irish Jam sessions with real Irish people, sleep at hostels, and meet so many amazing people. It opened my eyes to how big the world is and how much we are all alike. If you have an opportunity to travel abroad, Go for it! And if you have a chance to influence a student, tell them, “Don’t pass it up! You may only get this chance once.” That’s my 2 cents.