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A fiddle gem…

I’ve been listening to a great deal of fiddle music these days. I think if you’re trying to learn an instrument it’s really helpful to immerse yourself in the music. This afternoon I stumbled into this little fiddle gem on the YouTube, the Yvon Thibault… Read More

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Hillbilly Calypso

Ned Landry from 1958… He re-recorded it in 1965… The tune was also recorded by Don Messer (with a clarinet part!) but I don’t know the year. I understand it was written by Ned Landry. I love all 3 versions, but if I had to… Read More

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Fiddle Lessons

I’ve been telling people I’m fiddling my way through the pandemic and it’s true. After I returned from Viet Nam in February last year, I started really working at learning fiddle. I’ve been doing this with the help of a lot of online resources and… Read More

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Gaspé Reel

I’ve been listening to lots of versions of the Gaspé Reel lately as I’m learning this tune on fiddle. Here are a couple stand-out performances of this Quebec tune I found on YouTube: Here’s Pete Fletcher on button accordion And here is Louis Beaudoin on… Read More

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My Fiddles

I cleaned my fiddles today. I should say I wipe them down with a soft cloth after every practice session so rosin doesn’t cake up on the fiddle or the strings, but now and then I also use a violin cleaner and polish and try… Read More