I have a confession to make. I wrote this tune while I was in Harlaxton, England for a semester in college. Harlaxton Village is near Grantham Lincolnshire and University of Evansville has a campus there in a very large Manor house (the largest in the UK). I had just been in the Great Hall of the manor house practicing and came up with a new tune. I actually scrawled out the notes to it on another piece of sheet music – Blackbird by the Beatles if I remember correctly.
There was a girl there at Harlaxton, a friend, who asked me to write her a song soon after I had written this one. I hadn’t named it yet, so it became the song that I wrote for her. I called it “Michelle” in her honor. Kim Schug, after hearing this story gave it a subtitle – I just happened to have a song in my pocket.
PS: I also recorded this tune as part of my Fiddle Tune a Day series. Check it out here.
Fritto Misto – Michelle – Violin & Cello – LIVE
Fritto Misto features Vi Wickam on Violin/Fiddle and Daniel Delaney on Cello. Because both of them play many instruments, you may find one of them on Guitar, Mandolin, Viola, or even Tenor Banjo. They play a mixture of music that you love, integrating the world of Classical, Traditional Fiddle music, and Pop tunes from the 1940’s to today. Their repartee and engaging performance style will leave you wondering when you will get to hear them again.
The name, Fritto Misto, was inspired by the popular Italian dish. When Vi, and his wife Christina, visited Italy in 2018 they noted that every restaurant offered Fritto Misto and that the ingredients in every Fritto Misto were unique. They would mix the best local ingredients and fry them up, because what’s better than that! Fritto Misto pulls together influences from all over time, and the world to create unique and beautiful music that you are sure to love.
Learn more at: https://www.frittomisto.us
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