I live in Westchester County, New York, USA, in a northeastern suburban town, albeit one that was founded in 1660 (that's old for us colonials!), the town abuts Long Island Sound. We're about 30 miles from Manhattan.
Very nice, I have toyed with the idea of giving the fiddle a go, I love the music from your part of the world. I play piano but dabble in bass (double bass and electric), guitar and had played around with an accordion I bought on eBay.