Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fine Fiddling--And Then Some!

This is a nice little educational video about Canadian fiddle styles (with some great examples). The fiddler is April Verch, who recently collaborated on a Mel Bay primer about Canadian fiddling. Also, about a million years ago, she was one of the judges at the National Fiddle Contest at Weiser, Idaho, and her solo made quite an impression on my youthful mind.

Here she puts theory into practice at a show in North Carolina:

Here she defies gravity:

That might somewhat explain why I found her set at Weiser so memorable. Maybe.

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