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    Posted March 17, 2013 by
    Murdock, Minnesota

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    Irish Fiddler


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JannetWalsh says fiddler Andrew Renneker is a music teacher in the Willmar, Minnesota, area and played the banjo and fiddle Saturday for the residents at the nursing home where her aunt lives. Jannet's cousin is the guitar player who joined him.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    By Jannet Walsh

    Murdock, Minn.


    Fiddler Andrew Renneker, of Willmar, Minn., plays his fiddle at Bethesda Heritage Center, Willmar, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Renneker explains the basics of the fiddle and his family connection to Irish music that can be traced to County Cork in Ireland, and is at least a fourth generation Irish music player.


    He plays at least seven stringed instruments, teaches music in Minnesota, and competes in fiddle competitions in the United States.  His fiddle playing is influenced by his family's Irish roots from County Cork, in Ireland, and also  the Cape Breton style of fiddling from Nova Scotia, Canada, of Scottish origin.


    Learn more about the fiddler at his YouTube site http://www.youtube.com/sdfiddler.

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