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.

Fall 2018 
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: Healing Music
  • Remembering Stacy Phillips
  • San Antonio Fiddler Belen Escobedo
  • Fiddlin' Banjo Billy Mathews
  • Andrew Finn Magill: Canta, Violino!
  • Nashville Violin Maker Jennifer Halenar
  • Mathias Lévy: Accent on Innovation
  • Columns: The Hidden Note (Tune: "The Boys of Bluehill"); Irish Fiddling (Tune: "The Killard Reel"); Jody's Column (Tunes: "Rocky Pallet," "Four Cent Cotton," "Katy Did"); Scottish Fiddling (Tunes: "Donald Mackenzie's," "Bruce Sandison's Two-step"); Improvisation (You Have to Know Chords); Notes on Learning; Bluegrass (Johnny & Paul Warren; Tune: "Two Hog Weeds and One Stalk of Corn"); The Intrepid Fiddler (Tune: "Luzinda Waltz"); Tune History (Ignatius Sancho; Tunes: "Hornpipe," "The Merry Wives of Westminster"); The Practicing Fiddler (Open Tuning; Tune: "Going Across the Sea") …
  • Reviews; 13 tunes; Crossword puzzle; "Fiddle-toon" comic; lots more!
In upcoming issues:
Seán Heely; Rebecca Lomnicky; Mexican Fiddling; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce; Aynsley Porchak; Claude Austin; Ricky Simpkins; Ricky Skaggs; Circus Fiddlers; Violin Makers…

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