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 2018 
  • Fiddler and Composer Liz Carroll
  • Corrina Rose Logston Stephens
  • New Brunswick's Robin LeBlanc
  • Scotland's Dougie MacLean
  • Bukhu Ganburged: Horsehead Fiddle Player
  • Growing Up with Bluegrass: Clare Brown
  • John Mailander: Playing Outside the Lines
  • Touring with Texas Legends Dick Barrett and Benny Thomasson
  • Columns: The Hidden Note (Tune: "The Lad Amongst the Spriggers"); Jody's Column (Pennsylvania Fiddle Tunes; Pop Hafler; Tunes: "Old Hang On," "Tiddle Took Todfish"); Improvisation (Fracturing "Avalon"; Tune: "Avalon," Straight and Fractured); Notes on Learning; Waltzes & Airs (Tune: "Westphalia Waltz"); Bluegrass (James Price; Tune: "Sittin' on Top of the World"); The Intrepid Fiddler (Tune: "Texas"); Tune History ("Bad" Tunes: "Miss Mountans," "Round the Button and Through the Horn," "Johnny Blow the Candle Out," "Happy Frank") …
  • Reviews; 16 tunes; lots more!
In upcoming issues:
Liz Carroll; Belen Escobedo; Robin LeBlanc; Claude Austin; Ricky Simpkins; Ricky Skaggs; Circus Fiddlers; John Mailander; Violin Makers…

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