Category Archives: Youtube Picks – Fiddle

Pure Laine Pembroke – Oct 2013

The Pure Laine (Pure Wool) contest at the Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Competition in Sept 2010, featuring April Verch, Shane Cook and Danny Perreault. Competitors must play tunes one after the other without losing the beat or … Continue reading

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June, July, Aug 2013 – Leahy

To inspire my fiddling friends in the Aurora Fiddle Society, I was sending out YouTube picks for a while – I’ve been falling a bit short lately, but I should get back into it.  Anyway, they’re getting re-posted here for … Continue reading

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June 2013 – Jean Carignan

Legendary Quebec fiddler Jean Carignon plays La Grande Fleur.  Check out his percussive footwork and playing style.  This is from Pete Seeger’s folk music television show, and is recorded at Jean’s home in 1957.  

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April/May 2013 – The Quebe Sisters

With three part fiddle and vocal harmonies, the Quebe Sisters play a western swing tune called “It’s a Sin.”  Some fine traditional Texas fiddling by this group.

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March 2013 – Tommy Jarrell

Appalachian Tommy Jarrell talks about why the old-time fiddlers put rattlesnake tails in their fiddles, and plays Drunkards Hick-ups and part of John Hardy.

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February 2013 – Doug Kershaw

I’d never heard of Doug Kershaw before I stumbled across some videos of him. Here’s a tune called Diggy Liggy Lo, played Cajun style. Something tells me he might not actually be playing on this recording, but, well, he probably … Continue reading

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January 2013 – Trent Freeman

This month, check out Trent Freeman from Vancouver Island, describing and demonstrating some of the unique aspects of Metis fiddling.

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