Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Come learn a Minnesota fiddle tune this Sunday

From the Minnesota State Fiddle Association-

Can't wait until Sunday! This is going to be great fun -

On Sunday, October 21, from 2 - 4 at the Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN fiddler Anabel Sanford Wirt will be teaching a tune from the new Minnesota Fiddle Tunes CD. She is one of the fiddlers who is on the recording and is also with the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers. ( More information on this project and the CD available at http://minnesotafiddle.blogspot.com/ ). These workshops are sponsored by the Minnesota State Fiddlers Association; they are free and open to the public. Bring your fiddle (guitars, banjos and mandolins also welcome!!) and a recording device (for the lesson), or just come and listen. Artists will bring CDs for sale.

After each teaching session there will be an old time music jam; fiddlers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. The first one, in A, was interesting. I have heard the plucked part----a tune named "Bear Creek Hop," originally recorded by CLiff & Ray in the '30s in Texas, and it appears that most versions ultimately derive from this recording. However, Brokaw's second part is different, showing that his version doesn't come from this "Bear Creek Hop" recording. But it definitely relates to a tune that Orin Miller, of Scottsville, Michigan, played. See no. 8.a. on my webpage, www.giffordmusic.net/TwoFour%20in%20A.html. Interesting!

    Paul Gifford