This post is an index to the content on my Patreon site at https://www.patreon.com/charliewalden. The posts aren’t public so unless[…]Read more
Woah Nellie! It’s another edition of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show – Tunes with Don. It’s Don sawing the fiddle and me on the starvation box playing tunes, telling jokes, listening to the Hotline and crackin’ wise on the important topics of the day – NOT!! Don plays Leake County Two-Step, Ora Lee, Green Willis & Lafayette. A very strange man calls us, he’s a veteran and he observed something quite odd on his a radar set during the Cold War. There are many puns and odd sounds to boot.Read more
Woah there hoss! It’s another Episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show @NITE! What to we do on PBFS@NITE! you may ask. Well pard’, we play along with the greatest fiddlers of all time on YouTube and you can play right along. Tonite we’re sawin’ along with Ontario fiddle legend Ward Allen. Tonight it’s Maple Leaf Two-Step, Blue Pacific Hornpipe, Fiddler’s Dream, Marie Ann Reel, The Old Box Stove, Snowflake Reel, and finally the beautiful Peek-A-Boo Waltz. Get your fiddle out and join in!Read more
Hey everybody it’s Possum’s Big Fiddle Show @NITE! We play along with the greatest fiddlers of all time on YouTube and you can, too! Tonight it’s Tommy Jackson. The Wiley Ol’ Possum plays Liberty, Ragtime Annie, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Chinese Breakdown and many more!Read more
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
A Review written by Charlie Walden Well, what do you know? My buddy John Williams has a new album release[…]Read more
What an action packed episode! We play calls from the Hotline and some were down-right weird. We play a bunch of tunes and even premiere a brand new tune written especially for this episode. @BigFiddleShow.Read more
Like the Wall Street Crash of ’29 and the final episode of M.A.S.H., people who watched the January 21, 2020,[…]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