Vivian Williams with the late Phil Williams. Pacific NW fiddling.
Mac Beattie on vocals and the great Reggie Hill on fiddle…
Earl Mitton was born in 1926 and grew up in Stewiacke, NS. Earl started playing fiddle at age 10. After serving in the armed forces, he moved to New Brunswick in 1946. In 1960 he started a band called The Valley Rhythm Boys which got… Read More
This is from Patti Kusturok’s 2021 Canadian Fiddlers’ Advent Calendar. Fantastic!
I love their groove!
I’m not sure the origin of the Woodchopper’s Breakdown. I think it may be a Ned Landry composition. I believe it to be a Canadian tune at least, although it is played in America and other parts of the world as well. Here’s Ned Landry’s… Read More
I’ve always admired fiddlers. In jams at banjo camp and at old time festivals, I’ve been in awe at the ability of fiddle players. Humans can’t do this, I decided. These people must be our overlords from another planet. Along the way I’ve learned to… Read More
I came across this performance at the Old Time Tiki Parlor YouTube channel. The players are Jody Kruskal, David Bragger & Susan Platz. I love the concertina with the 2 fiddles. I’m familiar with this tune from a recording by Spencer and Rains.
Part of learning any instrument or any genre of music is immersing yourself in the music you want to play. I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into learning fiddle and it’s safe to say that much of the time I have a… Read More