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
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
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
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
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!