49 Cats in a Rain Barrel – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 190


I really like the way 49 Cats (in a  B ends the phrases. To me, it is reminiscent of a cat howling. I had to pull up a recording of Orville Burns playing it to make sure that I played the B Part of it correctly. The A Part has a really distinctive melody with […]

Hell Amongst the Yearlings – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 183


Woo Hoo! We are half way through the year. It’s day 183 out of 366 days in this wonderful leap-year-full of Fiddle Tune a Day. Today, I felt like playing a tune that I don’t  play often, but really enjoy. Hell Amongst the Yearlings is just a fun tune to play. It reminds me of […]

Gold Rush – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 171


I have spent the last couple of days judging the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest, and let me tell you, this is not a job for those who lack stamina. We start judging at 8:00AM, and don’t get done until 10:00PM or later. (They do give us some breaks, and food along the way, but it […]