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.

Winter 2021/22
  • Twisted Pine's Kathleen Parks
  • Champion Fiddler Shane Cook
  • Violin Maker Phil Tanner – the Skillet Lickers Carry On
  • Casey Driessen
  • Mike Barnett
  • East Texas Serenaders
  • Columns and tunes: Bluegrass Fiddling (Kenny Baker; "Walls of Time"); Jody's Column (Dan Hughie MacEachern; "The Grey Bob"; "Stornoway Castle"); Tunesmiths (David Kaynor; "Stalwarts"); Travels with Charlie (Allegheny Echoes); Waltzes & Airs (David Kaynor; "Winter Haven on Winter Street"); On Improvisation (Jazzing Up a Melody; "I've Been Working on the Railroad"); The Tune Sleuth (A Favorite Christmas Carol; "The Female Saylor"); Violin Maker's Corner (Michanical Tuning); The Practicing Fiddler (Required Listening); The Hidden Note (Paying Compliments; "Julia Delaney"); Scottish Fiddling (Marie Fielding, Paul Anderson; "Compliments to J. Scott Skinner"; "The King o' the Goblins"); The Intrepid Fiddler (Live on the Dance Floor; "Top of Cork Road"; Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues: Violin Maker John Preston; Katrina Nicolayeff; Malia Furtado; Belén Escobedo; Billy Contreras … and lots more!

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