All posts filed under “fiddle

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Fab Métis Dancers

I could watch these fab Métis dancers all day. On piano is Patti Kusturok, one of top fiddlers around, and on fiddle is Morgan Grace, a wonderful teen-aged lefty fiddler to watch for, and her dad on guitar. The dancers are Arnold Asham and the… Read More

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Buck Fever Rag

Buck Fever Rag was written by the late great Reg Hill. Mr. Hill was the fiddler in Mac Beattie’s Ottawa Valley Melodiers, but he also had several great solo recordings. I’d bet dollars to donuts the scrub-board player on the Reg Hill cut is Mac… Read More

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Mouth of the Tobique

I’ve been listening to a few versions of this wonderful New Brunswick fiddle tune. I want to learn this one, and I think the first order of business is to get that melody firmly planted in my ever-so-tiny brain. Sarah Loughran and Paul Young

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Strings

This morning I changed my fiddle strings, and while it will take a while for the strings to settle down, the difference seems huge. I guess it was a good time to change them. It’s hard to say when is the right time. Eventually they… Read More

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The same, only different

Like many people, I tend to see the things I’m interested in with much more detail than things I have no special interest in. For instance, before I became fascinated with mushroom identification, I rarely noticed them in the woods as I walked through them… Read More