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. says

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Jim Fultz says

    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!

  5. says

    Well, I guess all things come to an end. It’s been interesting following this series, especially since I signed up in August, and the whole thing has been almost two complete seasons out of phase. I will be encouraging my students to sign up for this series on January 1st, so that they will see it in the appropriate seasons. Maybe I’ll sign up for it again!

    Kinda melancholy to realize that “Fiddle Tune A Day” won’t be arriving in tomorrow’s email. I hope that you accomplished the goals that you had for this project. I think it was masterful marketing, and it could not possibly have hurt you any!

    I hope we can meet up one of these days. I’d be happy to buy you a beverage of your choice, have a nice chat, and maybe jam a bit. ‘Til then, best wishes.

  6. says

    Hi Howard, Thanks for coming along on the journey and seeing it through to the end. It was quite an adventure for me, and it’s great to have people to share it with. If you come around Northern Colorado, feel free to drop me a message so we can get together. Otherwise, stay tuned to my events calendar and maybe I will be out your way.

    Thanks,
    Vi

  7. Patrick Dooley says

    Vi,
    Really sad to see this come to an end- it was an amazing effort and one that I very much enjoyed. Through these videos, you shared your broad range of talent as well as a small part of your life. You always respond to the comments which helps your viewers feel like they are part of the journey too (regardless of when they may have tuned in).

    You should be real proud of the commitment you made to this. There were days that you didn’t feel well and days when I could tell you were dead tired, but you never disappointed- “the show must go on”…and it did.

    I kept my favorite videos in a separate folder- 54 total; want to work through them again and come up with my “Top 10″ list. Maybe by then it will be January and I can take the ride again- in season this time…In the meantime, All the Best, Thank you again, and God Bless you, your family, and your friends.

  8. says

    Well, Patrick. I’m so glad that you enjoyed Fiddle Tune a Day, and you are always welcome to come back for your favorites. You can post the list of your favorites here too, if you feel like it. I’m in process of posting the audio from fiddle tune a Day on my website. I will make the announcement either today or tomorrow that it’s complete! (Finally) You are very welcome, and I have appreciated you being along for the ride and participating in the discussion. Blessings to you as well.

    Thanks,
    Vi

  9. says

    Well, you've done it! A perfect song for the end of FTAD. I am never disappointed in your performances. Thank you again. I have purchased both CD's and will be visiting your website for more as they appear.

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