On my father's side, I'm mostly of Scots and Irish heritage, with what my gran used to refer to as "a wee taint of the Brit here and there." My mum fouled that up, being a Messenger, which lot trace themselves back to Salisbury and the mists of time. My taste in the music I play is probably more connected to family culture than any other influence, though. I do enjoy Spanish folk music, it being very available here in the Southwest U.S., but only for listening...it really doesn't inspire me to play it. I like Texas folk music, and do some of it. But I seem mostly to play Irish and Scottish songs and music, for a preference. They were "my people" and it makes me feel connected to them, like reading old family letters or holding some heirloom one of them made.