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The Fiddler or a Dram (TOTW)

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Size: 1,304kb, uploaded 9/29/2017 11:50:13 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the playing of Virginian fiddler C.B. Wohlford in 1938, this old-time Tune of the Week was recently recorded by Bruce Molsky, a favorite fiddler and banjo player of mine. My arrangement is based on the older source recording.



3 comments on “The Fiddler or a Dram (TOTW)”

VioletMoon Says:
Friday, September 29, 2017 @2:29:12 PM

It was so much fun to hear you play this. I love it when my ear catches something new!

JanetB Says:
Friday, September 29, 2017 @4:26:24 PM

Thanks for listening hard, Cyndy! At first I thought the B part was crooked, but it's not. This piece could be studied in a clawhammer course because it has so much going on and uses a mode common in Celtic pieces. I put it on a slow-downer and listened to the details, as well as tried to get a feeling for Wohlford's structure, which seems to be inconsistent, as if he were playing just informally. He was about 53 when he played this. It's a neat tune all right -- simple, yet with complexities.

rickhayes Says:
Saturday, September 30, 2017 @8:48:29 AM

I like that tune Janet . NIce playing and nice pick and playing by Cyndy too.

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