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 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
Reg Hill on fiddle…. Mr. Hill was also the fiddle player for Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers. I really enjoy listening to his recordings. By the way, this is another tune recorded when I was 4 years old in 1964. Several years ago… Read More
Here’s Bob Scott and the Canadian Pioneers
Another Ward Allen tune….
A daily highlight for me so far in 2019 has been checking out Patti Kusturok’s 365 days of fiddle tunes. What a generous effort by one of our greatest fiddle players. Here she is with Day 35, Grey Owl by John Arcand. If you haven’t… Read More
More Canadian fiddle music. I came across this gem tonight on YouTube. It’s Gordon Stobbe with Calvin Vollrath performing the Stompin’ Tom song Gumboot Cloggeroo. For those viewers who aren’t from around Canada and maybe don’t know Stompin’ Tom Conners from a hole in the… Read More
Here’s another Canadian fiddle tune. I stumbled across this one on the YouTube while listening to some Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers material. This is called Earl Mitton’s Breakdown from an album called Down East Fiddle Favourites by Earl Mitton and the Valley… Read More