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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.
Anya Burgess: Sola Violins
Dollywood's Sarah Cammisano
Beth Bahia Cohen
Cirque du Soleil's Alicia Enstrom and Sébastien Savard
In Memoriam: Vincent Campbell
A New Version of "Red Wing"
Columns and tunes:
Waltzes & Airs
("Mrs. Jamieson's Favorite");
The Hidden Note
("Julia Delaney," as played by Con Cassidy);
("Amhrán na Páise," based on the singing of Joe Heaney);
("Snow Shoes," as played by Tommy Jackson);
("The Wizard," by Adam Sutherland);
(Of Diagrams, Dots, Neighbors, and Passing Tones);
("The Florida Blues," as played by Joe Meadows);
The Intrepid Fiddler
The Practicing Fiddler
(Jazz Bowing and Bebop Scales);
Fiddle Tune History
("Old Voile," "J.B. Miller's Hornpipe," "A Favorite Hornpipe," "Reefer's Hornpipe"); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; 14 tunes, including "Silver and Slate," composed by Judy Hyman in honor of Fiddler Magazine's 25th anniversary
. And more!
In upcoming issues:
Sophie Lavoie; Paul Brown; Cathal Hayden; Violin Maker R.J. Storm; Gerry Harrington; Tatiana Hargreaves; Bronwyn Keith-Hynes; Buddy Spicher; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!
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(Once on the Articles page, click on "newer/older" at the bottom of the right-hand menu to access more than a hundred articles. Or search for your favorite fiddler or fiddle style in the search box! Note: Must click the "search" button.)