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.

Fall 2021
  • West Virginia's Bobby Taylor
  • Québec's André Brunet
  • Remembering Byron Berline
  • Honoring David Kaynor
  • Columns and tunes: Bluegrass Fiddling (Byron Berline; "Virginia Darlin'"); Jody's Column (Byron Berline; "The Gold Rush"); Tunesmiths (David Kaynor; "JD Robinson of Brasstown," "Honor to Him Who Honor Gives"); Travels with Charlie (West Virginia State Folk Festival); Waltzes & Airs ("Old Madera Waltz"); On Improvisation (Jazzing Up Tunes that Don't Swing); The Tune Sleuth (Lough Erne; "The Boa Island"); Violin Maker's Corner (Pressure, Tension, Action!); The Practicing Fiddler (Fiddlers' Conventions); Irish Fiddling (In Memory of Jimmy Devine; "The Palisades"); The Hidden Note (Confession; "The Sligo Maid's Lament Reel"); Scottish Fiddling (Back on Track; "The Haughend Jig," "Mr. Robertson of Lude's"); The Intrepid Fiddler (The Demographics of Fiddling); Notes on Fiddling; Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues: Violin Maker John Preston; Violin Maker & Skillet Licker Phil Tanner; Around the World with Casey Driessen; Katrina Nicolayeff; Belén Escobedo; Teaching Young Fiddlers; Billy Contreras; Twisted Pine’s Kathleen Parks; Mike Barnett … and lots more!

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