Somehow I missed this thread. I am yet another violinist on the site. Hmm we could have a poly string ensemble at this rate!!! I also sing, play piano and write music. I am getting ready to take the plunge and learn viola I think. I am also a wannabe fiddle player. My husband plays guitar and we try to do the contra-dance thing as well.
I guess this is a dream of mine but it would be to find a musician partner to play with us. Kind of makes me sad right now to think about it (just cuz I want it right now) but also happy because it seems like such a nice thing.