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 2021
  • Long Island Luthier Edward Maday
  • Ireland's Gerry O'Connor
  • Jenee Fleenor: CMA Fiddler of the Year
  • Oklahoma's John Dee Kennedy
  • A 19th-century Scottish personal tune book
  • Poetry from Dudley Laufman
  • Columns and tunes: Waltzes & Airs (Hats Off to Junior Daugherty; "The Ninety Year Waltz" by Jay Ungar); On Improvisation (The Chord Hit Parade); Tunesmiths (Jody Stecher; "Bread and Texas," "Katy in the Kitchen"); Violin Maker's Corner (A Short Treatise on Classic Italian Violin Construction); Jody's Column ("Cold Frosty Morning" as played by Melvin Wine); The Practicing Fiddler (Telling Stories with the Bow; "Pretty Little Widow"); The Intrepid Fiddler (A Walk in the Country; "Goldenrod Waltz"); Bluegrass Fiddling ("Cindy," solo by Kenny Baker); The Hidden Note (Give a Saint a Fish...; "Poll a' Mhadra Uisce" as played by Danny O'Donnell); Travels with Charlie (Québec's Loisirs Folkloriques); Scottish Fiddling (A Glimmer of Light; "After Years," "Da Lang Ayre Reel"); Notes on Learning (Strategizing for Performance); In Memoriam: Roy Crawford; Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues:
Jim Scancarelli; The Quebe Sisters; Shane Cook; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins … and lots more!

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