Over the years that I’ve had my day job, I’ve built dozens, perhaps hundreds of blogs for a wide variety of people and enterprises. Yet, until this very moment, I’ve never actually had one of my own.
Sure I’ve had the odd “resume” site which showcased my work in a super slick, suit-and-tie, corporate friendly fashion. And that’s precisely what caused me to delete all of those and start a new site from scratch.
Of course, having literally never done this before in my life and not knowing exactly what goes in a first post, I’ve arrived here. I suppose I’ll start off with the basics and let the rest of the site speak for itself as it grows.
Who am I? What’s This Site?
My name is Chris Wieber, currently residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, though I’ll be returning to my home in Milwaukee in the next year or so. I’m a student of Irish Traditional Music, traveler, and amateur photographer just getting back into the hobby. This site is going to be dedicated to those three vocations; what I’m playing, where I’ve been, and what I’ve been shooting. Each topic is
Irish Traditional Music
I started playing Irish Traditional Music on the flute and tin whistle when I was around 16. I’ll be posting thoughts and guides on practice, history, tunes, and much, much more. I’ll mostly have the perspective of a flute/whistle player, but I’ll try to speak on broader topics within the tradition where appropriate.
I’m fortunate enough to have been able to pursue music in many parts of the world; mostly, of course, in various places between the United States and Ireland, but I’ve lived abroad for a number of years as well.
These days, it seems like any hack with a cheap camera is calling themselves a photographer. So I did.
It’s a simple new design, and I’m rather pleased with how it turned out. The design is more-or-less supposed to be evocative of a broadside ballad, like those collected by P.W. Joyce or Colm Ó Lochlainn. A couple of Ó Lochlainn’s publications, in fact, are what gave me inspiration to take the site in this direction.