Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project CD

This CD is about the research, recovery and relearning of Minnesota fiddle music.  Many of the masters have left us with few to take there place.  Luckily, more than 50 Minnesota musicians have come together to help this music flourish again.  Using old field recordings and current masters as their guide, they have put their modern stamp on the music.  It is great to hear these tunes reborn.

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Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project track list. Running time: 63 minutes.

 1- Kettlescrubber. Catie Jo Pidel and Friends.

 2- Selmer Ramsey’s Waltz. Betsy Neil and Friends.

 3- Flop Eared Mule. Eelpout Stringers.
 4- Minnesota Waltz. Temporary Stringband.
 5- Swedish Schottische. Roe Family singers.
 6- Dick Halverson’s Waltz. The Haybirds.
 7- Hilary Stoltman’s Polka. Minnesota Pickers.
 8- Sherburne’s Polka. Temporary Stringband.
 9- Edwin’s First Polska. Adam Hurt.
 10- Gary’s Polka. Bob Bovee and Gail Heil.
 11- Saint Paul Waltz. Bill Matthews and Friends.
 12- Selmer Ramsey’s Polka. Tjarnbloms.

 13- Ringnessen Reinlander. Minnesota Pickers.
 14- Iva Dingwall Medley. Brian Miller and Friends
 15- Henry Grondahl’s Schottische. Tjarnbloms.
 16- Ranger’s Waltz. Minnesota Pickers.
 17- Elmer Running’s Tune. Temporary Stringband.
 18- Medley. Anabel Sanford Wirt.

 19- Albert’s Schottische. The Gritpickers.
 20- Knute’s Waltz. Pam, John and the Dixons.
 21- Bill Sherburne Medley. Phil Nusbaum.
 22- Fred Nelson’s Jig. The O’Neil Family.
 23- Oh So Many Berries. Minnesota Pickers.
 24- The Girl I left Behind Me. Roe Family Singers.
 25- Jalasjarven Polka. Sara Pajunen.
 26- Buckwheat Batter. Freak Creek Revival.
 27- Stoltman’s Dad’s Waltz. Tjarnbloms.


  1. Hi Mike,

    I love your blog and your project. I am a musicology student from Norway, and this semster i am writing my bachelor thesis about the resemblence between American stringband/oldtime/bluegrass music and Norwegian folk music. I am very interested in your Cd, do you still not ship to Europe? If you could, please reply to me at Terjeschroder@msn.com. Thank you.

  2. Thanks to you and the band for all your effort to create a great CD, "Reviving the Wisconsin Barn Dance Tunes of Lenonard Finseth!" As a Wisconsin fiddler, I consider it a treasured part of Wisconsin's music history! The Norwegian in me causes my feet to tap and fiddle along the best I can.
    With appreciation,
    Sue Duda