Big Fiddle Show / Camp Possum Newsletter for December 15, 2020

It’s The Big Fiddle Show/Camp Possum Newsletter!! (December 15, 2020)


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Our YouTube livestreams this week are The Wednesday Night Session, The Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay on Friday & Camp Possum on Saturday. Plus we have a Facebook livestreaming jam session/workshop on Sunday at 2:00 PM CST on the KDHX St. Louis Folk School Facebook page. Go LIKE them and you’ll get notified when we go on-line.

Camp Possum Wednesday Session – 8:00 PM CT. CLICK HERE!

Join Patt & me for a jam session of fiddle tunes. You know reels, waltzes, quadrilles, jigs, two-steps, etc. & etc. Make your requests via live chat or call the Hotline at (847) 920-7587. We’ll play tunes from anywhere so long as we can remember how they go! Our “starter” tunes for this week are: Bill Cheatum A Frisky Jim A Old Countryman’s Reel Bb Becky’s Jig C Beaux of Oak Hill D Romeo’s Last Change Jig D John & Vicki’s Two-Step D/A Herring Reel F Red Apple Rag G Down Yonder G.


It’s another spell-binding episode of Patt & Possum’s Big Fiddle Show! Enjoy some fiddle tunes, songs and whatever else we come up with. Our musical guests will be an all Midwestern line-up of Cliff Harrison & Robert Freeman from Indiana and Barb Kuhns & Tom Duffy from Ohio. And somebody’s going win Mando Mule tickets and the “Downhill Possum”! . Chat with your friends during the show online. Make requests by texting the Hotline (847) 920-7587 or message us at

CLICK FOR CAMP POSSUM 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday

This week we’re playing Snow Deer, a popular two-step style dance tune that is universally played throughout the USA and Canada. Great for a session with your pals of all ability levels. Get the dots, mando TAB & chords at Then we’ll have a jam session from our collection of 32 Camp Possum tunes! We have a PDF tunebook available in both standard notation & mandolin TAB. Email for more info.

Did You Miss The Big Fiddle Show Tour?

Big Fiddle Show – The Pre-Show

Come over to 30 minutes or so before each Big Fiddle Show broadcast and enjoy the pre-show. Watch Patt & I warm-up and chat with us before the show starts. To get notified follow me on Twitch or join my Discord and you’ll get a message when the program goes live.

The Big Fiddle Show now has a discord server!

What is discord?? It’s an online service that permits the creation of a community of folks with a similar interest. In this case, patrons & fans of the Big Fiddle Show. Think of it as Facebook without the toxicity and advertising.

What can you do with it. There are text channels you can use it to find out what’s going on with Camp Possum, The Big Fiddle Show and also new and featured offerings on our Patreon. You can post and comment. Most importantly you can share and interact with other members of the server directly. There are even voice channels which you can pop onto and share live video with other members to show something you’ve learned, share a new tune, etc. The best part is none of it is public. It’s only available to members of the server.

There is a free public space and patron-only areas. Check it out by clicking the logo below. If you’re a patron connect to discord with your Patreon account to gain full access. Click the graphic below linked to an invite to my discord server.

Let us know you’re out there. Email to