Category Archives: Youtube Picks – Fiddle
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
This month, check out Trent Freeman from Vancouver Island, describing and demonstrating some of the unique aspects of Metis fiddling.