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 2019/20 
  • Dan MacDonald
  • Bronwyn Keith-Kynes
  • Gerry Harrington
  • Christiaan van Hemert
  • Big Family: Film Celebrates Bluegrass
  • Columns and tunes: Violin Maker's Corner; Tunesmiths ("Hats Off to Scotty!" by George Wilson); Waltzes & Airs ("Dying Embers" by Molly Mason); The Hidden Note ("The Golden Eagle," as played by John Gordon); Jody's Column ("The Grey Eagle," as played by Benny Martin); Scottish Fiddling (Highland Music Trust; "Rosie" by Eric Allan); On Improvisation (Thinking in Chord Shapes); Bluegrass ("When the Snowflakes Fall Again," as played by Scotty Stoneman); The Intrepid Fiddler (Second Position; "Ashland Breakdown," as played by Kenny Baker); The Practicing Fiddler (Three-octave Scales); Fiddle Tune History (Jimmy Strength); Notes on Learning (Stagefright); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues:
Maurice Lennon; The Quebe Sisters; Jenna Moynihan; Shane Cook; Tracy Silverman; Alex Hargreaves; Buddy Spicher; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!

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