Diane started violin as a child and studied for a year at the Crane School of Music. She took up the violin as fiddle later on and studies tunes from a variety of genres.
Diane attended the Willie Clancy Summer School in Ireland in 2006 and Catskills Irish Arts Week in 2007 and 2010, as well as the East Coast Tionol in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
David Jones has been playing bagpipes of one sort or another since 1994. From 2000-2009, he played with the Adirondack Pipes and Drums of Glens Falls and served for three years as piping instructor and Pipe Major of that band. He competed in Highland Pipes at grade III. David's focus is now on Irish uilleann bagpipes and fiddle.
"I am a student of reedmaking for highland and uilleann pipes. I make my own reeds. When I was Pipe Major of a highland pipe band, I made reeds for the band. This is especially useful because reeds can be customized for students and for chanters of different types."
"Although I no longer play Highland Pipes, I thought it would be helpful to leave the reedmaking information posted in case others were interested."
David's day job is as a social studies teacher at Schroon Lake Central School.