Sandol Astrausky is an accomplished old-time fiddle player with a dynamic rhythm style that makes the southern mountain tunes unforgettable. She has traveled from Brittany and the British Isles to Scandinavia to study the traditional fiddle styles of these countries. Her extensive repertoire and versatility are the results of this wonderful collection of fiddle traditions. Sandol is a two year recipient of the Master Apprenticeship Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She has recorded with North Star records and can be heard on the John Sayles film score The Secret of Roan Inish. In addition, Sandol is collaborating with Lisa Schmitz on a contra dance tune book for Mel Bay Publications.