A Review written by Charlie Walden Well, what do you know? My buddy John Williams has a new album release[…]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
Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival This past October 10 to 14, 2019, marked the 32nd annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle[…]Read more
Possum discusses his upcoming trip to the Shetland Islands.Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]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
It’s another exciting episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show: Happy Wheatland Edition. The Possum is nestled in by the piney woods in the performer’s campground with Patt Plunkett on piano, Mike “Wichita Slim” Miller on guitar and our special guest Chris Germain on fiddle.Read more
The Wiley Ol’ Possum visits the Charleston, WV, and attends the annual Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol. The podcast[…]Read more
My guest is long-time musical ally and starvation box devotee Mike “Wichita Slim” Miller. He’s coming to you live via Skype from Elkins, WV. We share an adult beverage, take a call on the “hotline” from a listener in the frozen wilds of Ontario, reminisce about our fabled 2012 five boroughs Guinness tour, and try to play a few tunes together across the the internet.Read more
My guest is long-time friend and West Virginia musical icon John Blisard of Big Chimney. We talk bagpipes, harps, fiddles, Frank George and play a few tunes.Read more