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NEW T-shirt! From the archives, a new t-shirt with our fiddling dog & banjo-playing cat design! A fiddling dog and banjo-playing cat in black on a light blue shirt. $15. Men’s sizes S, M, L, XL, 3XL. Hanes Beefy-T. Women’s shirts: S, XL, 2X, 3XL Hanes ComfortSoft. (Men's 2XL & Women's M & L sold out.)
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2017 Vintage Fiddler Wall Calendar. All new (old!) photos for 2017. B&W photos; coil bound; 8 1/2" X 22" when open. Birthdays of many well-known fiddlers are included. $7 each or 3 for $21. Makes a great gift! A few of the 12 photos are shown below:
Fiddler Ball Caps: Graphite grey twill with white embroidery. One size fits most; adjustable D-ring back. $15. Imported. New order of grey caps (Americaps from North Carolina) on the way -- will be available in April (will be $16). Orders until then will be filled with current caps, shown below.
SALE: Black hats from a previous order. Black twill with white embroidery (the "Fiddler" is larger than on the grey cap). Adjustable: covered velcro closure. $10 plus postage. U.S.
These hats feature the Fiddler Magazine logo without the “magazine” part, so all you’re advertising is your favorite pastime!
Fiddling Possum T-shirt
"Possum up a Gum Stump" design by Oregon artist Roger McKay. 100% cotton US-made (Bayside brand) shirt.
• Short-sleeved, willow green with black design. Sizes S-3X. (Medium and 3XL are "safari green" (almost the same as willow).) $15.00
(COMING SOON: Women's possum t-shirt, Carolina blue, S-3X.)
• SALE: Short-sleeved, natural with black design. Sizes XL (limited quantities). $10.00 (was $15).
• SALE: Long-sleeved, ash grey with black design. Sizes 2X, 3X. $12.00 (was $22).
Fiddling possum canvas tote bags!
Natural cotton canvas with black design and handles. 18" W X 15" H X 5" D. 26" handles for easy toting. Sturdy and beautifully made in the USA. $10.00.
Fiddling Possum Note Cards Seven cards with envelopes. $6.00.
CD/Book set: Fiddlers 20
Featuring 20 master fiddlers featured in our first 20 years. Fantastic listening! $20.00
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Vintage Fiddler Photo Note Cards
Seven cards -- one each of seven designs with envelopes. 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". $6.00. (Also available soon: 2015 wall calendar featuring 12 vintage fiddler photos!)
John Hartford's Old Time Fiddling
("Trying to teach my hands to do what I hear in my head").
Take a private lesson from John Hartford! John discusses and demonstrates many techniques and bowing styles, and teaches several tunes. Included is a booklet with transcriptions of the tunes and examples. Tunes include "Dusty Miller," "Sally Johnson," "Hamilton Iron Works," "Squirrel Hunters," "Acrobat's Hornpipe," "Flea Market Breakdown"... 114 min. $30.
"It is certainly the finest video to surface from either old time or bluegrass music." -- Bluegrass Music News
Book (with online audio):
Fiddler Magazine's Favorites (Fiddler Mag. & Mel Bay Pubs., 1999). Interviews with 36 fiddlers and 46 tunes from the old time, bluegrass,swing, Texan, Cajun, Irish, Scottish, jazz, klezmer, Swedish, Mexican, and Canadian traditions! Tunes on CDs played by the original artists (Byron Berline, Vassar Clements, Richard Greene, Johnny Gimble, Kevin Burke, Bruce Molsky, John Hartford, Michael Doucet, James Kelly, Jay Ungar, Charlie Acuff, Juan Reynoso, Laurie Lewis...) $25
Handy with the Stick: Irish Fiddlers in Words and Music (Fiddler Mag. & Mel Bay Pubs., 2009). Brendan Taaffe's interviews with/articles on eleven of the world's greatest Irish fiddlers: Tommy Peoples, Siobhan Peoples, Paddy Glackin, Séan Ryan, Brendan McGlinchey, John Carty, Junior Crehan, Patrick Kelly, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Matt Cranitch, Sarah Blair. 30 great tunes. $15.
DVD: Carrying on the Traditions: Appalachian Fiddling Today
DVD re-release of our popular 1995 video, featuring John Hartford, Ralph Blizard, Red Wilson, Brad Leftwich, Kirk Sutphin, Dan Gellert, Bruce Greene, Charlie Acuff. 120 minutes. Available by 7/12. $25.
“…The playing is outstanding… A must-have for anyone interested in the world of fiddling.” – Strings Magazine, 1996
“…A rare oppportunity to compare several master fiddlers and learn tunes and styles from one or all of them.” — Dirty Linen Magazine, 1996
The tunes played:
Ralph Blizard (with Phil Jamison): Florida Blues; Fiddler’s Blues; Leather Britches; Blizard Train; Midnight on the Water; Bonaparte’s Retreat.
Bruce Greene (with Danny Johnson): Snowbird; Apple Blossom; Old Beech Leaves; Indian Ate the Woodchuck; McKinley Waltz; Last of Harris.
Brad Leftwich (with Linda Higginbotham): Piney Woods Gal; Indian Ate a Woodchuck; Old Bunch of Keys; Lost Indian; Cold Frosty Morning.
Charlie Acuff (with Bob Fulcher and Bettye Jeane Moore): Two O’clock; Cacklin’ Hen; Bob Taylor’s March; Going to Chattanooga; Turkey Buzzard.
John Hartford (with Mike Compton and Roy Huskey, Jr.): Old Sledge; Bonaparte’s Retreat; Dry and Dusty; Ida Red.
Dan Gellert: Sail Away Ladies; Hell Up Coal Hollow; Hook and Line (Shout Lulu); Old Greasy Coat; Give the Fiddler a Dram.
Red Wilson (with Danny Johnson and Bruce Greene): Grassy Creek; John Brown’s Dream; Roving Gambler; Groundhog; Jonesboro.
Kirk Sutphin (with Riley Baugus): Old Virginia Reel; Cider; Richmond Cotillion; Cluck Old Hen; Roscoe.
Fiddler Magazine's Old-Timey Jam (A re-release on DVD of our 1995 video, featuring six terrific musicians playing 26 tunes. Includes a booklet with transcriptions of all tunes. 60 minutes. $16. "Great fun for the player to jump in and do it." -- Victory Review, 1996
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-- Make your own music! (bright blue)
OVAL STICKERS: 3" X 4" oval sticker. $1, postage paid.
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