Category: Fiddle Music

You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling

A book I recommend if you are teaching yourself is Craig Duncan’s You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling. Craig, a member of the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame, has been the featured instrumentalist on over ninety record albums with sales…

Old Time Country Christmas

A delightful mix of traditional Christmas carols and tunes played on instruments such as hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo, mountain dulcimer, dobro, bass, mandolin and guitar comprise these three albums from Alisa Jones, Ron Wall, and Mark Howard. Together, these…

Fiddlin’ – The Movie

Old Time Music was born in the Appalachian Mountains over 200 years ago, paving the way for Bluegrass, Country and Rock & Roll. Fiddlin’ celebrates the 80th anniversary of the world’s oldest fiddler’s convention. After watching this trailer, I just…

Internet Archive

A couple of days ago, a member named Amy sent me a link to an archived book called English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. This book contains 122 Songs and Ballads, and 323 tunes. The book was published in…

The Mountain Minor

Just you remember, Charlie, these old mountain tunes will bringyou back home; they’ll bring you back home. ~ Tom “Pap” Abner At the height of the Great Depression, young Charlie Abner has only known the beautiful hills of Kentucky and…

Classic Old-Time Fiddle

This album is a fantastic collection of vintage Southern Appalachian string band music from the Smithsonian archives compiled and annotated by Old-Time fiddler Jake Krack and Folkways archivist Jeff Place. Clark Kessinger, Wade Ward, Tommy Jarrell, Marion Sumner, Gaither Carlton,…