Jason Lepine on fiddle, and the tunes are Cat Scratch Reel and Buckskin Reel, from the Métis Cultural Days YouTube channel.
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
Hap Lambie…(from the fabulous Golden Age Media YouTube channel)
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
This is Cindy Thompson on fiddle. (She is also my fabulous fiddle teacher.)
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
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
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
Mac Beattie & His Melodiers, with Reg Hill on fiddle….