In a varied and creative musical career, Tim McCarrick directed both string orchestras and jazz bands at the high school and college levels. Tim was extremely capable performing on several string instruments in various musical styles; he was the product of classical training in violin performance, music education, and composition. He conducted the All-Catholic Festival Orchestra for the city of Philadelphia from 1993-1997. His passion for traditional fiddling goes back decades, and his writings on fiddle playing and fiddlers have been published by Fiddler Magazine, Fiddle Sessions, and his own website, The Irish Fiddle. Tim's passing in 2012 left a significant void with new compositions and oversight of the orchestra catalog for J.W. Pepper. His clever wit, musical knowledge and beautiful playing are greatly missed among his family and colleagues throughout the region.