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.

Spring 2018 
  • The Fiddling of Bob Wills
  • Henry Ford: A Penchant for Fiddling
  • Bluegrass Fiddler Mike Barnett
  • Bluegrass in Schools
  • Maine's Fiddle-icious Orchestra
  • Columns: Irish Fiddling (Bowing the Humble Jig; Tune: "The Humours of Lisheen"); The Hidden Note (Tune: "Toss the Feathers"); Scottish Fiddling (A Wee Dram; Tune: "Whisky Glen"); Old Time (Clark Kessinger; Tune: "Josh and I"); Improvisation (Riffs, Riffs, and More Riffs); Technique (Double Stops); Notes on Learning; Waltzes & Airs (Tune: "The Love of My Life"); Bluegrass (Getting Started); The Intrepid Fiddler (Music from the Fires; Tune: "Oyfn Pripitchik") …
  • Reviews
  • 11 tunes, many music examples
  • 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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