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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

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Ti-Jean Bouribale

I came across this video while surfing around the YouTube listening to Canadian fiddle music. It’s from Patti Kusturok’s 2015 365 Days of Fiddle Tunes (she did it again in 2019). In this video, Patti Kusturok is playing with John Arcand – what a treat… Read More

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Buck Fever Rag

Here’s Ottawa Valley fiddle great Reg Hill performing his composition, the Buck Fever Rag. Mr. Hill was well known for playing fiddle with Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers.