Who's your favorite fiddler?
For those of you into traditional music:
1. Favorite fiddler
2. What do they play? (Celtic, Scotch, Cape Breton, Old Time, Bluegrass, etc)
3. Post a YouTube link of a performance you like
4. Wagon Wheel- Y or N? (jk- NO WAGON WHEEL)
Oh, so many greats! How about we start with this one: Luther Strong, oldtime fiddler from Kentucky
Nice! Thank you
I love me some Rayna Gellert. Lately I've been listening to Brittany Haas.
Kevin Burke. Irish. Most subtle right hand there is, IMO. Here is a video of him playing in someone's kitchen, and he even loses his spot at one point, but whatever...
This is my fiddling inspiration video. I'm obsessed with this tune, and how Renee Doucet plays it! It's the Cape Breton style I believe.
I think that it would be interesting to hear a Michael Cleveland version of Paganini 16. ; )
Natalie MacMaster. Cape Breton. An amazing fiddler. Here she is playing Tulluchgorum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdc-oL6VjIc
James Kelly, a man steeped in Irish tradition.
I agree with Parker about MacMaster. I also like April Verch.
Martin Hayes: Irish
Great stuff, everyone, thank you!
Julie, I really like that Reyna Gellert version of Glory in the Meeting House. Thanks for posting it. That thing she has stuck to the upper bout of her violin... I have seen that before, and I have assumed that it's a tuner. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would clamp a tuner on a fiddle like that for a performance. But maybe it's something else?
Lots of great favorites of mine mentioned already. Here's a Hargreaves duet of one of my favorite tunes:
Don's link is to Poplar Bluff which is also one of my favorite tunes.
Paul smith: I honestly don't know what that is. It could be a pickup? IDK, I don't stick stuff on my violin and I don't pay attention to stuff stuck on violins. It could well be a tuner. Old timer fiddlers change tunings a lot. They cross tune, and any time you change keys, the banjo player has to completely retune. There's lots of retuning going on.
It's a mini tuner. They're handy for tuning during a noisy session -- I have one just like it but I never leave it on the violin when I'm playing, as it's an irritating distraction. She was probably in a hurry and forgot to remove it! I really like her playing -- thanks for the video!
I am in Klezmer when we are talking about non classical music.