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Dan MacDonald: Organically Grown Music

Born in Ironville, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Dan MacDonald grew up with the sounds of his parents and a few of his 11 siblings making music.

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2019/20

Christiaan Van Hemert: Arpeggiating Jazz

For anyone trying to learn to play Gypsy jazz, one of the main hurdles is becoming a fluent improvisor.

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2019/20

Gerry Harrington's Search For The Soul Of Irish Music

Few fiddlers, Irish or otherwise, are as sensitive or insightful interpreters of traditional music as Gerry Harrington.

8 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2019/20

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes: Opening Windows

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is a fiddler who likes to open windows, not only to hear what is out there, but also to let some of that air into the sound of her band Mile Twelve. She and her bandmates are happy having one foot in traditional bluegrass, while the other foot is dipping its toes into other genres.

6 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2019/20

Big Family: Documentary Celebrates Bluegrass

Late last August, Kentucky Educational Televison (KET) brought an in-depth look at bluegrass music to the small screen through many Public Broadcasting Stations throughout the US.

4 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2019/20

Violin Maker's Corner

Hello friends, I am pleased you have joined me this quarter as I, and the wonderful staff here at Fiddler Magazine, kick off a brand new column!

3 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Kenny Kosek: Tales From The 'Fertile Crescent Of Fiddle Music'

It was nearly a half century ago that Breakfast Special swung by the Rutgers University student center for a performance at the Tuesday Night Folk Music Concert Series.

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Ira Bernstein's “Chips and Sauce”

Ira Bernstein’s “Chips and Sauce”

6 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Memories Of Manitoba's Carl Grexton

An old man’s squint reveals much as he digs into a fiddle. How he squeezes the instrument, shuffles his feet, puckers his lips, staring – at what? Listen and look.

8 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Ryan Young: A Study In Contrasts

Ryan Young is a study in contrasts. Known for wild and percussive playing onstage with Trampled by Turtles, he is almost shy offstage.

6 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Tatiana Hargreaves - Hard-Driving Fiddle

As a fiddler, Tatiana Hargreaves has done more before the age of 25 than most fiddlers do in an entire lifetime.

9 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

George Jackson: 'Coming Home To Dance Music'

We know the world is full of fiddlers.

8 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

'I Wouldn't Trade My Style …' An Interview With Carl Grexton

[This is an edited transcription of a conversation between Will Henry and fiddler Carl Grexton, who was 74 at the time. It was recorded at Grexton’s home in Grandview, Manitoba, on March 13, 1984.]

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Waltzes & Airs

A River of Possibilities

1 min read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

The Hidden Note

Cherish the Ladies, Part II: Pioneering Women Fiddlers

4 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Fall 2019

Remembering Clark Kessinger

 A 1982 Interview with Clark's friend, Billy C. Hurt

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2016/17

Talking Shetland Fiddling With Kevin Henderson

Kevin Henderson is a native of Shetland, an archipelago off the northeast coast of Scotland with one of the richest fiddle traditions in the world.

9 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Spring 2017

Kalia Yeagle: Waxing On Old Time

Old time musicians have the uncanny ability to make old music feel fresh again. They revitalize songs from long ago and create sounds that appeal to an audience’s sense of familiarity and nostalgia.

5 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Spring 2017

Leanna Price: From The Banks Of The Old Ohio

Leanna Price: From The Banks Of The Old Ohio

4 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Spring 2017

A Tribute To Johnny Gimble: Thinking About Swing

A Tribute To Johnny Gimble: Thinking About Swing 

4 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Spring 2017

Tony DeMarco: A Priceless Tutelage

New York fiddler Tony DeMarco is a master of the Sligo fiddle style.

10+ mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2016/17

David Bragger: At Home in the Old-Time Tiki Parlour

Observing the status quo over the years lends one a macro view of the music scene.

10 mins read
Fiddler Magazine
Winter 2016/17