It’s BigFiddleShow@NITE! for February 11, 2020. We played from a list of six Andy DeJarlis tune tongiht: Romeo’s First Change, Andy’s Centennial Two-Step, Golden Boy Two-Step, Backwoodsman’s Reel, Jimmy’s Jig and The Lucky Trapper Reel. Join in the fun next time and get your fiddle out and play along.Read more
Released in late 2019 is The Old Texas Fiddle Vol. III (Tiki Parlour Recordings – oldtimetikiparlour.com/) by Tricia Spencer &[…]Read more
This past October 10 to 14, 2019, marked the 32nd annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival (SAFF) held in the Shetland Islands. In my last post I told you how to get to Shetland from America. This is part one about our experience at the festival and focuses on the festival club and the various venues around the islands. For a quick overview refer to the festival program HERE. More information is available at the festival website https://www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com/.
I play you some tunes on the electric fiddle, too: a tune from Missouri called 50 Years Ago Waltz, a Shetland tune by Ronnie Cooper called Miss Susan Cooper and the Canadian Jig composed by Ned Landry called Ripple Rock Jig.
The next podcast and post will tell you all about the Festival Club sessions, the Grand Dance at the Clickimin Center and the Garrison Theatre Concerts.Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]Read more
Week before last we took in another of the ocassional Scottish fiddle sessions at the Duke of Perth in Chicago’s Lakeview[…]Read more
Hey folks. If you’re looking for my page of fiddle tune notation or “dots” it’s down for a little while.[…]Read more
Alas, due to management changes the Kafein session in downtown Evanston is no more. We’re looking for a new location[…]Read more
This little jig from Canada we first heard back in the 70s from two sources. Locally in Missouri it was[…]Read more
Patt & I are getting busy recording some old Midwestern quadrilles using this Beckwith made in Chicago pump organ from[…]Read more
This is a Canadian jig that I’ve mostly heard played G, but can also played in F (thanks to my[…]Read more