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 2020
  • Hank Bradley (Tunes: "Beasties in the Sugar" and "When I Was a Minstrel" by Hank Bradley)
  • Alex Hargreaves
  • The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project
  • Jeremy Garrett
  • Pandemic Blues: Coping Strategies
  • Columns and tunes: Travels with Charlie (Shetland, Part 3); Violin Maker's Corner; Tunesmiths ("Springer's Eternal Hope" by Mark Simos); Waltzes & Airs ("Elephant Hotel" by Jay Ungar); Irish Fiddling ("Toss the Feathers" as played by Bobby Casey); Jody's Column ("Hell Among the Yearlings" as played by Arthur Smith and Clark Kessinger); Scottish Fiddling ("Loch Doon" by Pete Clark); On Improvisation; Bluegrass Fiddling ("Arkansas Traveller" as played by Scotty Stoneman); The Practicing Fiddler (Adding Double Stops; "Over the Waves"); The Intrepid Fiddler ("Flying Cloud" as played by Ray Park); The Hidden Note ("The Spirits of Wine" as played by John Doherty); In Memoriam (Charlie Daniels, Harry LaFleur, Andy Dickson, Dan Kelly); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues:
Buddy Spicher; Tessa Dillon; The Quebe Sisters; Shane Cook; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!

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