Tunes in Fiddler Magazine ~ audio and video files

Beginning with the Winter 2014/15 issue, many of the tunes printed in Fiddler Magazine are being made available here as mp3 or video files. Please check back to see what's been added!

SUMMER 2018 ISSUE (coming soon!):

On Improvisation by Paul Anastasio: "Avalon, Straight and Fractured"

From "Jody's Column," by Jody Stecher:
"Old Hang On," as played by Pennsylvania fiddler Pop Hafler

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"Westphalia Waltz," as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "The Intrepid Fiddler," by Gus Garelick:
"Texas," as played by Chris Carney



SPRING 2018 ISSUE:

From "The Fiddling of Bob Wills," by Stacy Phillips (Spring 2018)

Link #1: Merle Haggard
Link #2: “Nancy Jane”
Link #3: “Ruckus Juice and Chittlins”
Link #4: “Ida Red” (at 8:10) and “Jack of Diamonds (at 6:35)
Link #5: “Gone Indian” (at 26:30) and “Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer” (58:35)
Link #6: "Bob Wills Special"
Link #7: “Spanish Two Step”
Link #8: Original recording of "San Antonio Rose"
Link #9: “Maiden’s Prayer”
Link #10: Art music version
Link #11: “Faded Love"
Link #12: “Take Me Back to Tulsa”
Link #13: “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You”
Link #14: Shorty Lavender, “Heart over Mind”
Link #15: “Carolina in the Morning” (at 10:20)
Link #16: Double-fiddle Texas Playboys theme, then his version of “Eighth of January” (at about 1:26)
Link #17: "Smith's Reel" as played by Bob Wills in 1935 (MP4)
Link #18: "Osage Stomp" as played by Bob Wills in 1949 (MP3)
Link #19: “That Brownskin Gal” as played by Bob Wills in 1940



From "Fiddle-icious – Maine's Largest Fiddle Orchestra," by Joanne Toone and Paul Mattor
"Fiddle-icious Polka," by Don Roy

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"The Love of My Life," by Jay Ungar, played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's Column," by Jody Stecher:
"Josh and I," as played by Clark Kessinger

From "The Hidden Note," by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh:
"Toss the Feathers" as played by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh



WINTER 2017/18 ISSUE:

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"Thanksgiving Waltz," by Jay Ungar, played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's Column," by Jody Stecher:
"Dance Around Molly," as played by Tommy Magness

From "The Intrepid Fiddler," by Gus Garelick:
"Speranze Perdute" ("Lost Hope") -- a French version of the tune, not exactly as transcribed

An NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring cover fiddler Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle

Floyd Country Store's Floyd Radio Show, many episodes of which featured Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle


FALL 2017 ISSUE:

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"Fallen Soldier," by Jay Ungar, as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's Column," by Jody Stecher:
"La Valse du Bambocheur," as played by Dewey Balfa in 1976

From "The Hidden Note" column, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh:
"Taibhse Chonnaill" (Conall's Ghost), played by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh (as played by Con Cassidy)

From "The Intrepid Fiddler" column, by Gus Garelic
"Alvin Yardley Tune," as played by Pearl Sivetts


SUMMER 2017 ISSUE:

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"The Ash Grove," as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's New Column," by Jody Stecher:
"East Tennessee Blues," as played by Charlie Bowman

From The Hidden Note coumn, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh:
"The Oak Tree," as played by Vincent Campbell, with variations


SPRING 2017 ISSUE:


From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"Prairie Spring" (duet), by Jay Ungar, as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's New Column," by Jody Stecher:
"Deer Walk," as played by Doc Roberts

From "Irish Fiddling with Dan Accardi":
"Old Hag, You Have Killed Me," as played by Ellen Galvin (Irish Traditional Music Archive; courtesy of ITMA and RTÉ)


WINTER 2016/17 ISSUE:

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"The Snowstorm," by Molly Mason, as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason


FALL 2016 ISSUE:

From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"The Cradle Song," as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's New Column," by Jody Stecher
"Muddy Water," as played by Joe Cline

From "The Intrepid Fiddler," by Gus Garelick
"Fiddle Faddle," by Leroy Anderson, as performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra



SUMMER 2016 ISSUE:


From "Waltzes & Airs," by Jay Ungar:
"Margaret's Waltz," as played by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

From "Jody's New Column," by Jody Stecher:
"The Irish Washerwoman," as played by Paddy Fahy



SPRING 2016 ISSUE:


From "Jody's New Column," by Jody Stecher:
"Elzic's Farewell," as played by French Carpenter
"Elzic's Farewell," as played by Wilson Douglas

From The Hidden Note coumn, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh
"The Real Blackthorn" example

From Scottish Fiddling with Pete Clark:
"Pennan Den," as played by Alasdair Fraser, Barry Phillips, William Coulter, Paul Machlis (The Bright Field)


WINTER 2015/16 ISSUE:

"Gasn Nign," as played by Alicia Svigals

"Sally Ann Johnson," as played by Billy C. Hurt and Martha Spencer (guitar)
"Sally Ann Johnson," as played by Clark Kessinger

"Saitheadh a' Bháid" (The Launching of the Boat), as played by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh
From "Jody's New Column": "Done Gone," as played by Eck Robertson



FALL 2015 ISSUE:


From The Hidden Note column, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh.
Example One: Double sharp sequence
Example Two: Part One of "Ballinasloe Fair" (played slowly)
Example Three: "The Merry Blacksmith"



SUMMER 2015 ISSUE:

"The Ninth of October," by Kenny Jackson

From The Hidden Note column, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh. Caoimhin plays "Top it Off."



SPRING 2015 ISSUE
:

"Meehan's Mighty Mallet," by Jody Stecher

"Wagoner," as played by Jody Stecher


"Kevin Broderick's"/"The Boys from Dildo" (singles) as played by Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas.


Howard Rains & Tricia Spencer: "Stumptown Stomp," from The Old Texas Fiddle, Vol. II (not transcribed in magazine):
https://soundcloud.com/howard-rains/stumptown-stomp



"North Carolina Breakdown," as played by Annie Staninec on Kathy Kallick's CD Time.


From The Hidden Note column, by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh. Caoimhin plays "An Londubh" ("The Blackbird") and provides learning tips.

An Londubh: Introduction

An Londubh: Slow version

An Londubh: Instruction

An Londubh: Normal speed


WINTER 2014/15 ISSUE:

"Lillian's," by Katie McNally, can be heard at full speed on her website. It follows the tune "Waulking of the Fauld."
http://www.katiemcnally.com/music.php

And here are medium and slow versions, which Katie has graciously recorded for us.


"Buddy's Repertoire," by Paul Stewart Cranford.

Other tunes composed for Buddy MacMaster can be found on this page of the Cranford Publications website.


"Kelly Reel," by David Brinkman


From "Jody's New Column," Winter 2014/15 issue:

The Drunken Piper, played by Donald MacLellan


From "The Hidden Note" by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, Winter 2014/15 issue. Caoimhin plays "The Black Fanad Mare" as played by John Doherty.

The Black Fanad Mare, full-speed

The Black Fanad Mare, part one, slow

The Black Fanad Mare, part two, slow

The Black Fanad Mare, part three, slow

The Black Fanad Mare, part four, slow


From "The Intrepid Fiddler," Winter 2014/15 issue -- a very brief clip of "Tango Delle Stelle," by Michele Corino, as played by Gus Garelick:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hotfrittatas2