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, Cross-Tuning Workshop, Cross-Canada Fiddle Tour, and reviews of CDs, books, and DVDs. Each issue also includes transcriptions of several tunes.

Summer 2019 
  • Paul Brown
  • Laura Orshaw
  • Kyle Dillingham
  • Violin Maker R.J. Storm
  • The Story of the Apple Fiddle
  • Sophie Lavoie
  • Columns and tunes: Waltzes & Airs ("The Divide," by Jay Ungar); The Hidden Note ("The Brown Sailed Boat," as played by John Doherty); Irish Fiddling ("Gan Ainm/Unnamed" and "Maids of Mitchellstown," as played by Lucy Farr); Jody's Column ("Texas Quickstep," as played by A.L. Steeley and "Rachel," as played by Tommy Jackson); Scottish Fiddling ("Tam's Old Love Song," as played by Tommy Hughes and "The Carter Bar," by Jim Nagle); Improvisation (Straight, loping & swing eights...); Notes on Learning; Bluegrass ("Ashes of Love," as played by Chubby Wise); The Intrepid Fiddler; The Practicing Fiddler (Beginning Contest Round: "Sally Goodin," "Ookpik Waltz," "I Don't Love Nobody"); Fiddle Tune History ("King of all reels," "Coming down from Denver," "The Halfway House"); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic
In upcoming issues:
George Jackson; Maurice Lennon; Tatiana Hargreaves; Carl Grexton; Cathal Hayden; Gerry Harrington; Bronwyn Keith-Hynes; Buddy Spicher; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!

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