Canadian fiddle great Patti Kusturok has embarked on another 365 days of fiddle tunes on YouTube! She did this previously in 2015. I’m really looking forward to a daily dose of Patti and her friends playing so many different tunes. Here are the first two.… Read More
For those in need of a fiddle tune, right now. Here’s Patti Kusturok from her 365 days of fiddle tunes video series. This is number 356.
Earlier I posted Mac Beattie’s Log Driver’s Song. Reg Hill played fiddle in Beattie’s Ottawa Valley Melodiers. Here he is doing a piece with a title on the same theme, The Timber Raft Jig.
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
Thanks to my brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis, for pointing me to this gem. Here is Jean Carignan, on fire….
Surfing around the YouTube machine, diving deep down the button accordion wormhole, I stumbled across this wonderful performance featuring Calvin Vollrath on fiddle and Roger Lanteigne tearing it up on the button accordion on The Smokin’ Bow Reel, one of Mr. Vollrath’s many excellent compositions.
Here’s some fiddling from the Arctic with Gustin Adjun and the Colin Adjun Band.
Sixty plus years ago, when my brother Joe (who I often refer to on this blog as my brother the trout, Salvelinus fontinalis) was a young boy and years before I was born, our grandpa – that’s our dad’s dad – gave my brother a… Read More
Check out Patti Kusturok’s 365 days of fiddle tunes on YouTube. She’s from Manitoba and she’s one of the best fiddle players anywhere. This is an incredibly generous resource for fiddle lovers. I’ll share some samples from her 365 days here, but go visit her… Read More
Ever get one of those nagging earworms, tunes that stick in your head and never want to leave? I’ve been playing Big John McNeil quite a bit on the banjo and it’s been rolling around my little brain since yesterday afternoon. Big John McNeil is… Read More