Category: Resources

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 1917, and the contents were collected by Olive Dame Campbell and Cecil J. Sharp. Most…

Old-Time Mountain Music Radio

I like to listen to old time music, whether it’s just the fiddle or a collection of traditional old time instruments, but I am usually limited to my collection of CDs and downloaded MP3s since there are no area radio stations that feature this genre. Until today. I was Googling Old Time Music when I…

OldTime Central

OldTime Central was created in 2018 by Benjamin Smith and Richard Osban as the home of the global oldtime community. Full of stories, interviews, videos, articles, entertainment, and more, OldTime Central is a website that supports local oldtime communities by providing a wide range of content, archives, news, forums, links, and opportunities to connect. It…

An Old Time Jam Session

The fiddle in America has always been a social instrument. Because of it’s small size, making it easy to transport, the fiddle was the premier instrument carried by many explorers and settlers as they made their journeys across America. It was used as the mainstay for listening entertainment, dancing, and just plain enjoyment. Fiddling skills…

Scottish and Irish Elements of Appalachian Fiddle Music

The following is a very interesting undergraduate thesis written by Matthew S. Emmick of Butler University in 1995. It was sent to me by a fiddling friend, Greg, as part of our ongoing discussion after my post the other day about What is Old-Time Music/What is Old-Time Fiddle. Read the entire thesis – Scottish and…

Old Time Fiddle Tunes

This web page is one of the most extensive internet collections of Old Time transcriptions and audio files of over 500 fiddle tunes from old recordings, festivals, jams and workshops. The web page is maintained by John Lamancusa who taught Mechanical Engineering and Acoustics at Penn State for 30 years. John is also a fiddler,…

100 Fiddle Tunes

I recently Googled “Old Time Fiddle” and on page thirteen I found a little gem of a website called 100 Fiddle Tunes, a blog started in 2011 by Elan Chalford, a fiddler, fiddle teacher, fiddle tune writer, and blogger who also blogs at A Fiddle Blog. While still unfinished (Elan seems like a very busy…

Practice Resources

I find so many good practice resources on the internet that I decided to create a Resource Center that I can quickly refer to when needed during practices. Feel free to use these resources as I add them. The Practice Resources can be accessed from the main top menu on any page of Fiddling for…