Auld Lang Syne – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 366

Wow!!! This is it. It’s my last post of Fiddle Tune a Day. I feel a little bit emotional thinking about this project coming to an end.

This has been such an amazing year. I have had so many opportunities to make music with amazing people.

I’ve been thinking about what I would play tonight for the last 366 days. There were 3 options in my mind.

1. Devil Went Down to Georgia – Eliminated when I played it on Halloween.

2. Orange Blossom Special – Definitely an option until the very end, but I figured that I could include it by proxy from one of the other videos I have of me playing it. And, it really didn’t fit the mood that I was feeling at the end of the project.

3. Auld Lang Syne – Obviously this is what I chose. It’s a beautiful tune. It’s touching, and it’s the tune I was inspired to play. It represents the start of something new as well as the end of something that was also good.

Tonight, I am joined by my friend Ande Anderson on piano. Christina and I were honored to celebrate New Years Eve with Ande and her family. And, that kind of connection with friends is one of the most important things that I have experienced in a whole new way because of Fiddle Tune a Day.

I am so appreciative of all of you and the part that you have played in my life this last year. Your kind words of encouragement and inspiration have touched my heart more times than I can count.

Many of you have asked me what I am going to do next. This next year, I am going to be focused on creating music education materials for my next big project, my Talent Forge (http://www.myTalentForge.com).

So, for the next 3 weeks, you probably won’t see much of me. In fact, you might not see me at all, but by January 21st, there will be something new and amazing that will open for business.

Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful adventure! Happy New Year!

Much Love,

Vi “The Fiddler” Wickam

p.s. I will be creating a signup for Fiddle Tune a Day so that any of you who got a late start can go back to the beginning to watch Fiddle Tune a Day from the beginning.

 

 

Comments

  1. Sorry to see this project end. Congrats, Vi, on making it a whole year!

  2. Sorry to see this project end. Congrats, Vi, on making it a whole year!

  3. Claire Wagner says:

    Lovely!

  4. Thanks Vi and congratulations for making it.

  5. Good fiddler!

  6. Arnie Buss Thanks, Arnie. :)

  7. Thanks, Claire!

  8. Thanks, Sharon! It's a bittersweet moment for me to be certain. And, I am ready to move on to the next big thing. :)

  9. You’re welcome, Glenn. It’s been quite an awesome experience. Thank you so much!

  10. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us fiddlers out there. I found your site toward the end of 2012. I have been playing for 2 years and grateful to all the educators out there that encourage us. Good luck on your next project.

  11. You are very welcome, Donna. Good news for you. In the next couple of weeks, I am going to setup a new way to watch Fiddle Tune a Day starting at the beginning. If you stay tuned, I will keep you posted on my new project: http://www.myTalentForge.com

  12. Vi, Arnie knows a thing a two about good fiddling. Also, you inspired me to write 365 different answers to the question, Why Give? http://changegangs.com/2013/01/01/give-because-you-were-given

  13. Martyn Speck says:

    Thank you for this year of tunes. I’ve enjoyed your playing this past year and you’ve given us aspiring fiddlers a great resource.

  14. Paul Harty says:

    Nice effort on Fiddle Tune a Day. I was inspired to learn and re-learn some tunes and their backgrounds this year. Peace

  15. Thanks Paul, I’m glad I could pass a little inspiration your way!

  16. I am a new fiddler and I know my tunes came a year later. I have heard so many songs that I never heard before and enjoyed my tune a day to the utmost. Thanks

  17. Thanks, Annette!

  18. Thanks, Annette!

  19. I'm going to miss this in my email every day Vi. I have so much respect for you as a fellow musician! Good luck!

  20. Thanks, Jim. I appreciate your encouragement. Fiddle on!

    Vi

  21. That was just beautiful! What a wonderful year I've spent with you. Thanks for making it available to us late-comers.

  22. Thanks for the good music. Your efforts are much appreciated.

  23. You're welcome, James. It was an experience that more than lived up to my expectations.

  24. You're welcome, Pat. Thanks for joining me on the journey! It was a door opener and a life changer for me.

  25. Thank you, Jim. It was a pleasure for me. Thanks for joining me on the journey.

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