I’ve been listening to a heaping helping of fiddle music lately, as I’ve been hunkering down to learn to fiddle. For a guy beginning to fiddle, working hard at just making a decent tone and finding a few notes, hearing players like this is simply awe-inspiring.
Today I was surfing around The YouTube and came across one of Canada’s great fiddlers, Patti Kusturok playing Reg Hill’s Buck Fever Rag as part of her 365 days of fiddle tunes. This is an Ottawa Valley fiddle tune and I love it!
Here’s another version performed by Charlie Walden – fiddle and Patt Plunkett – piano.
Reg Hill was the fiddle player in that fantastic group, Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers. Here he is playing his own composition. Hang onto your hat!