I was staying with friends in Havant, UK and they took me to a local Celtic music session at a tavern in King Street, Portsmouth.
The first thing I noticed as I pulled out my pochette (travel violin) is that in fact none of the other fiddles were standard violins either!
in addition to the viol-like fiddle, the top-corner violin and the guitar-shaped violin, there was my pochette and a baroque-style violin (not pictured).
After introductions I quickly found that I had about 60-70 percent tunes in common and quickly settled in for a very enjoyable session.
Here is another view of the musicians
I was invited to join them at a session in Winchester a few days hence, but sadly, my plans led me in another direction. I had a great night and our friends enjoyed the music too :-)