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 […]

Listen to the Mockingbird – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 365


When it started getting close to the end of the year, I started thinking about what tunes I had to include in my daily fiddle tune series. AND, Listen to the Mockingbird is one of those tunes that needed to be a part of the series. When I was a teen, it was one of […]

Lonesome Fiddle Blues – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 364


A couple of months ago (for Halloween), I recorded The Devil Went Down to Georgia. It makes sense that I would record it. Devil Went Down to Georgia is one of the most popular, and most requested fiddle tunes of all time. What most people don’t realize is that the main melodic theme in Devil […]

Redeemed – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 363


Redeemed is a beautiful old waltz. In recent years, it’s become a fairly common waltz in the open division at fiddle contests. It is my understanding that it’s a hymn. I haven’t done the research yet, but there is one thing I do know – It’s a very pretty melody. Oh, and it’s in Eb, […]

Uncle Dan – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 362


Uncle Dan is an old Missouri tune that I learned from Junior Marriott. Junior’s the only person I have ever heard play this tune before, but I’m certain that it has some history to be uncovered. Anyway, it’s a fun tune, and it’s got a really nice danceable feel to it. It’s a C tune […]

Randall’s Hornpipe – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 361


Most of you know by now that I love Bb Hornpipes, and the twistier they are the better. Not only is Randall’s Hornpipe in Bb, but the B part of the tune totally puts you on your head because the arpeggio patterns start out in one direction, and then they flip backwards. It really plays […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 360


I have to say that this has been a wonderful Christmas. Really, one of the best ever. It was full of family, and love, and giving and receiving of gifts, and of course, delicious food. But, that’s not what Christmas is all about. It’s about fiddling. And tonight, I’m playing Christina’s favorite Christmas Carol, Have […]

Deck the Halls – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 359


It’s Christmas Eve, and I can’t think of a better time to Deck the Halls with boughs of holly, or spruce, or pine, or even fir. So far, this has been a wonderful Christmas Season. I have had good times with friends and family, and the Christmas Spirit has come upon me fully. I did […]

Good King Wenceslas – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 358


Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the music of the season. Christmas Carols are very special to me. They evoke heartfelt memories, and emotions. And they are a great way to bring people together. I don’t have any particular tie to Good King Winceslas, except for that it was the first tune that inhabited my head […]