What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? This is a question that I am asked at every gig I play. It is also a question that there are a LOT of answers to. Some are funny and some are serious, and I’m going to give you some of each. Violin vs. Fiddle Jokes […]
Junior Marriott was the first fiddler who I heard play Benny and Bee’s Waltz and he played it beautifully. I was judging a fiddle contest that he played it in, and he knocked the ball out of the park with it. I think you will agree that it’s a beautiful tune. I have looked around […]
This is a video of Fiddler, Sandra Wong, and Tabla player, Ty Burhoe, at a house concert in Fort Collins, CO. It was a great concert, and it’s always fun to see people doing creative things with traditional music. More about Sandra Wong:http://sandrawongmusic.com/ More about Ty Burhoe: http://www.tyburhoe.com/
The 3rd edition of Fiddle Tune a day is a special treat. Since I happened to be in Colorado Springs, I was fortunate that my friend, and amazing Fiddler, Tony Ludiker was available for a little jamming. Sally Johnson is a Texas Style breakdown. This tune features Vi Wickam on Fiddle, Tony Ludiker on Fiddle, […]
A Journey Begins This is the first day of my Fiddle tune of the day project. For the next year, I will be posting one new fiddle tune to YouTube each day. Some of them will be me playing solo, and when I can I may have an accompanist, or even another fiddler. I hope […]
One of the prettiest waltzes I know, and one of the hardest to play well, Gardenia waltz was written by the amazing Texas swing fiddler Johnny Gimble.
Bobby Taylor, West Virginia fiddler plays Durang’s Hornpipe with some amazing bouncing bow work! Recorded at the Western Open Fiddle Contest. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous
West Virginia fiddler, Bobby Taylor, plays Boil The Cabbage Down at the Western Open Fiddling Championships in Red Bluff, CA.
I had the pleasure of being chosen to speak on the difference between a violin and a fiddle at Ignite Fort Collins #5. What IS the difference between a violin and a fiddle you might ask? Is a violin worth more? Is it OK to spill beer on a fiddle? Do fiddler’s really slouch? Do […]
Announcing a new Meetup for Fort Collins Traditional Music! Please send this on to anyone who you think would enjoy attending. Topic: Twin Fiddling Fun — Learn to play harmony fiddle. Participation is encouraged, but not required. When: Friday, March 18, 2010 7:00 PM Where: Magnolia Music Studio 210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of […]