This is my go-to CD for the month of March. Liz Carroll, composer and fiddle performer, creates stirring, lovely melodies. She's American-born, but of Irish parents. Her music always touches my soul - I discovered her years ago on NPR and since then, my students and I have enjoyed her Lake Effect CD every March. I am always drawn to Irish music and my dad and I have on many occasions have marveled at the deep connection between our own Appalachian music and these melancholy Irish tunes. If you ever get a chance, check out the PBS 3-part series, "The Appalachians" - part 1 explores the birth of American Appalachian music and its deeply rooted history in the Irish immigrants of the Applachian mountains. Truly fascinating and also moving!!