I’m going to continue to occasionally share tunes played by great Canadian fiddlers here at 27th Street. I hope you enjoy this music as much as I do. Last time I featured Manitoba fiddler Patti Kusturok playing the Red River Jig. Let’s go east to… Read More
I was watching a few of Patti Kusturok’s 365 days of fiddle tunes on YouTube tonight. Since I started to learn some fiddle, I’ve been watching a lot of videos featuring fiddle music. I think the more I immerse myself in it, the better. Here’s… Read More
At the Rockbridge Festival, I had an opportunity to play banjo with some really fantastic fiddle players. They make that instrument seem so easy – but upon my return, when I picked up my fiddle again, I was quickly reminded how difficult it really is.… Read More
I was surfing about on the YouTube and came across this performance, which stopped me in my tracks. These guys are somethin’ else again.
Thanks to my brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis, for pointing me to this gem. Here is Jean Carignan, on fire….
As some of you know, I’ve started to learn fiddle, and I’ve been working hard at it. I’m taking an online course from the “Brainjo” guy, Dr. Josh Turnkett and taught by Adam Hurt. I’ve taken banjo classes from Adam at Midwest Banjo Camp and… Read More
I’ve been listening to a heaping helping of fiddle music lately, as I’ve been hunkering down to learn to fiddle. For a guy beginning to fiddle, working hard at just making a decent tone and finding a few notes, hearing players like this is simply… Read More
As some of you know, I have an old fiddle at home and I’ve been messing around with it, trying to learn to play. That’s more or less how I approached clawhammer banjo and while it may not have been the most efficient approach, I’ve… Read More
Here’s Calvin Vollrath on fiddle with Clinton Pelletier on guitar and Rhea Labrie step-dancing.
The 4-String polka. Happy Friday.