A three-stringed double bass variant is also used. To a greater extent than classical violin playing, fiddle playing is characterized by a huge variety of ethnic or folk music traditions, each of which has its own distinctive sound.
American fiddling , a broad category including traditional and modern styles. Fiddling remains popular in Canada , and the various homegrown styles of Canadian fiddling are seen as an important part of the country's cultural identity, as celebrated during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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The writer and literary critic John Wain comments that Hardy had no particular regard for the short story as a literary form; that some of his stories have enough plot to have been a full-length novel. In "The Fiddler of the Reels", he suggests, Ned's return to London to look for Carry, or Ollamoor and his daughter's later adventures, could have been expanded if the writer had wished. Wain adds, "In such cases the decision to tell the story shortly is evidently an arbitrary choice on the author's part, rather than an artistic necessity inherent in the material chosen.
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The celebration was sustained by the village tavern owners, who paid the cost of the celebrations, but it died out at the end of the century when they declined to contribute. Cole Fiddle Tunes , ; pg. T:May-Pole . Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. C Major. Maysville is a small town on the Ohio River, the county seat of Mason County.
Source for notated version: J. Fraley Denton, Kentucky [Titon]. Rounder CD, J. American, Hornpipe. He was tied naked on the back of a wild horse and let loose to roam until starvation and exposure took him. Half-alive, he wandered into the Ukraine, where he was nursed by some peasants, and over the years he rose as a war-lord of the Cossacks against the Tartars. Such was his success that the tsar was forced to make him a prince of the land. Byron, it is said, despised his handwriting, and imposed upon the wife of his friend, Percy B.
Shelley, during a visit, to transcribe the final manuscript. Ivan has twice won the prestigious Maritime Old-Time Fiddling Contest as well as many other contests. He formed the group "The Maritime Express" in He presently tours the United State and Canada with his wife Vivian accompanying him on the piano. He began playing the violin at the age of Within 3 weeks of owning his first violin, Mark was playing square dances, and after only 7 months he was winning fiddle contests at a national level.
He also organized a group of top musicians, "The Nashville Cats. His influence can be heard in the fiddle work of countless musicians who followed him.
Chubby joined Bill Monroe in After that he spent 16 years with Hank Snow. He spent many years as a backup musician and can be heard on many top artists' recordings such as Roy Clark, Jimmy Dean, Elton Britt, Billy Grammer, and more.
He was on several Hank Williams' recordings. Chubby was known as "Mr. Orange Blossom Special" as he was a co-writer of the song. He also was a co-writer of the song "Shenandoah Waltz.
No other instrumentalist could draw the spontaneous response from an audience like Chubby Wise could. His mother's name was Nettie and was from the Ukraine and his father was Peter Cherney. He began his musical career with four and a half years of classical training but when he heard fiddlers like Don Messer and Bob Wills, the desire to play fiddle music began. He has composed about 20 tunes of which "The Shannon Waltz" was his favorite.
Al Cherny passed away August 25, Arthur started on the Grand Ole Opry in but didn't record anything until when he was 37 years old. At 8 years of age her father bought her a fiddle. The first tune she learned on her own was "Little Brown Jug. At 16 she had her first lessons from Mrs. John Gray in Chatham. In the early 's Matilda started composing tunes. Her first composition was "Swallow Return Clog. She later appeared on his television show and he recorded two of her tunes.
Matilda recorded two of her own albums featuring her own compositions. Matilda Murdoch passed away on February 2nd, , just three days after her 99th birthday. A selftaught musician, Clark took up the fiddle at the age of 5, and was playing at dances before the age of He had his nephew, Luches Kessinger, began playing together about , and by , had their own radio show.
Between and they recorded over 70 sides for Brunswick Records as the Kessinger Brothers. All these recordings were instrumentals with violin and guitar only.
In he was rediscovered and was taken to the Old Time Fiddler's Convention, where he won first prize. In he returned to Nashville to become a studio musician and backup artist. Buddy played one year with the Nashville Symphony. Known as "The Jascha Heifitz of Country Music," he's been one of the most in-demand studio musicians for 3 decades. His uncles and grandfathers on both sides and his 4 brothers all played the fiddle.
At the age of 12 his older brother, Lorne, would take him on dance dates where they would play twin fiddles. In he toured Canada with Wilf Carter. Ward wrote many old time fiddle tunes. So, in the first fiddlers were inducted into the Fiddlers Hall of Fame. Alice was the first to receive the Ray Cronk Memorial Award, presented to those who have contributed the most to the art of old time fiddling during the past year.
Eck learned the fiddle from his father, his uncle and his older brother, Quince. In , Eck and his wife Nettie, who played the guitar, piano and mandolin, put together a show of lantern slides depicting local ranches and ranch activities. Eck would dress in cowboy regalia and became known as the "Cowboy Fiddler.
Eck had the first commercial country music recording in , "Sallie Gooden" and Arkansas Traveler. Bill Guest was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and developed an interest in music at an early age, taking violin lessons at age He played for several years at dances in the Halifax area before departing to West Virginia where fiddlers invited him to play. He worked for Doc Williams for two years. Besides fiddle, Bill plays piano, guitar, clarinet and mandolin. Bill has a Bachelor of Music Education degree and taught music for six years in Halifax schools.
He is in constant demand at gatherings where a variety of music is required. Though he loved many instruments, the fiddle ranks in top place with him. When he was 10 he inherited a fiddle his grandfather had brought over from Ireland. Fiddlin' John was 55 when he made is first record and had been fiddling for over 40 years.
Fiddlin' John lived to be 81 he died December 11, , still holding his beloved fiddle. Roy Acuff's phenomenal success has its roots deeply embedded in his native country of Union County, Tennessee. Roy was the son of a judge who also preached, and his family were mountain people.
Roy's early ambition was to play big league baseball, but a major illness stopped that. During his convalescence, Roy's mother bought him a fiddle. By the time he had recuperated, his own fiddle style was developed and he was on his way to becoming "The King of Country Music. Roy is known far and wide as one of the most popular exponents of American Country Music. His name was a bit unusual for a proper name, so people either called him Phil or Doc. In later hears he dropped the "k" in "Dock" because the record companies said that anyone who could play a fiddle that well must be a doctor of some sort.
Rolling with the flow was Doc Roberts' style. Along with Arthur Smith and Clayton McMichen, he was one of the most influential fiddlers of the era. From to he recorded over 80 fiddle tunes and played back-up on at least 80 more. Born into a musical family as one of ten children. His dad, Luke and Uncle Ed were widely known fiddlers.
Benny started playing at age 5. When he was 19, Benny entered a contest in Dallas, figuring to be among the top players. When he was not, he needed to do something to get some recognition, so he began to develop his Texas style of playing.
In addition to being a great fiddler, Benny was a great human being who always had the time to help others with a tune or with encouragement.
Benny Tomasson died in Ellis County, Texas. His version has been so influential, that dorian versions among modern fiddlers are prominent Jody Stecher gives a considered musical analysis in his Fiddler Magazine article.
Kentucky fiddler Hiram Stamper recorded a 'crooked' version in the key of D minor, with three parts, and other regional fiddlers also had 'crooked' versions-in fact, Strong's version is the only older one to be 'foursquare'.
These older versions started with one of the high parts first. Despite what might be inferred from the title, the tune apparently has no connections with hymnody, although Titon says "the C and B' parts suggest the excitement of 'shouting' getting happy, feeling the Spirit in a church. Stamper also indicated the tune was known to other fiddlers at the time and that Baker had played it in the Berea fiddle contest.Here's a link to a film about the Shetland reel. A project Maurice has put together with Shetland film maker Liz Musser. There's a great energy when the traditional Shetland reels are matched with the dance. When the Bid were last home at da Shetland Folk Festival, it was great to see da Shetland reel still going full tilt at a house party at 8am.