Fiddler Magazine

Founded in 1994, Fiddler Magazine is an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners. Each quarterly issue (now approx. 60 pages each) features a variety of different styles of fiddling, as well as plenty of other articles and columns. Regular columns include: Bluegrass Fiddling, “The Practicing Fiddler,” Fiddle Tune History, On Improvisation, Irish Fiddling, Violin Maker's Corner, Tunesmiths, Notes on Learning, reviews of CDs, books, and DVDs – and more! Each issue also includes transcriptions of several tunes.

Spring 2020 
  • Laurel Premo
  • The Legacy of Benny Thomasson
  • Tracy Silverman
  • Jana Jae
  • A Trip to Mittenwald
  • Columns and tunes: Travels with Charlie (Shetland, Part I); Violin Maker's Corner; Tunesmiths ("Birchard's Hornpipe" by Mike Springer); Waltzes & Airs ("High Clouds" by David Kaynor); The Hidden Note ("The Boyne Hunt"); Irish Fiddling ("The Valeta" as played by Michael Gorman); Jody's Column ("Arkansas Traveler" as played by Clayton McMichen); Scottish Fiddling ("Loch Gorm" & "Lament for King George V" by Donald Riddell); On Improvisation (Syncopation); Bluegrass Fiddling ("Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong," Chubby Wise solo); The Practicing Fiddler (How to Improve on the Fiddle at Any Age); Notes on Learning (In Harmony with Nature); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues:
Maurice Lennon; The Quebe Sisters; Jenna Moynihan; Kate Lee O'Connor; Shane Cook; Alex Hargreaves; Buddy Spicher; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!

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