Folk music has been the center of my life for the last 20 years and I don't regret it. I play with different bands, amongst them the award winning quartet Hotel Palindrone. More about my bands here.
Starting with classical violin training, I later on also started learning more "exotic" instruments like hurdy-gurdy, the Swedish nyckelharpa and others. I also write tunes - some of these can be found here: http://archive.folx.org/person/stephan-stoney-steiner-34
Having had some classical training as a church musician (a long time ago), I still love to work with choirs.