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
This performance slays me every time. Turn it up, it’s John Hartford.
I’ve always admired fiddlers. In jams at banjo camp and at old time festivals, I’ve been in awe at the ability of fiddle players. Humans can’t do this, I decided. These people must be our overlords from another planet. Along the way I’ve learned to… Read More
This tune is also known as the Dziadek Polka or translated, the Grandfather Polka. It’s a popular tune both among polka bands and in the fiddling community. Here are 3 great versions. Here’s another fabulous version featuring Canadian fiddler Mark Sullivan with the amazing Jeremy… Read More
Julia Plumb and Baron Collins-Hill.
This is Cindy Thompson on fiddle. (She is also my fabulous fiddle teacher.)
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.
I’ve been listening to a bunch of fiddle jigs, because I’m learning one called Little Burnt Potato, or La P’tite Patate Brûlée. I’m listening to a bunch of them so I can get my little brain around the different bowing choices. Of course tunes like… Read More