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.

Summer 2020
  • Maurice Lennon
  • Violin Maker Jacob Brillhart
  • Kate Lee O'Connor
  • Kristen Harris
  • Jenna Moynihan
  • Jason Barie
  • "The Bowmakers" Film
  • Columns and tunes: Travels with Charlie (Shetland, Part 2); Violin Maker's Corner; Tunesmiths ("13th of February" by Mike Springer); Waltzes & Airs ("Peace on Earth" by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason); Irish Fiddling ("The Beauty Spot" as played by Michael Coleman); Jody's Column ("Sullivan's Hollow" as played by Freeny's Barn Dance Band); Scottish Fiddling (Blackford Fiddle Group; "Pate Baillie's Jig"); On Improvisation; Bluegrass Fiddling ("That's Why You Left Me So Blue," Curly Ray Cline solo); The Practicing Fiddler (The Important Notes; "Turkey in the Straw," "President Garfield's Hornpipe"); Fiddle Tune History ("La Disputeuse," "Growling Old Man"); The Intrepid Fiddler (An Agenda for Sheltered Practicing); Notes on Learning (Playing in Tune); In Memoriam (Ben Lennon; Brendan McGlinchey); Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues:
Hank Bradley; Buddy Spicher; Alex Hargreaves; Tessa Dillon; The Quebe Sisters; Shane Cook; Ricky Skaggs; Rickie Simpkins; Katrina Nicolayeff & Roberta Pearce… and lots more!

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