Mel Bay’s Old-Time Fiddling Across America


Mel Bay’s Old-Time Fiddling Across America

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A unique collection of 66 fiddle tunes illustrating the major regional styles found across America and Canada. This book contains rare vintage photographs, player’s biographical profiles, historical and performance notes, bowing ndications, and information on cross-tunings and the American institution of fiddle contests. The authors have collaborated brilliantly on this labor of love to produce a definitive volume of tunes transcribed from recordings by many of the best fiddlers in North America. Exemplary tunes are included from the Northeast, Southeast and Western regions, plus various widespread ethnic styles including Cajun, Irish, Scandinavian, Klezmer, and Eastern European styles. Includes access to online audio.

And The Cat Came Back Doc Roberts
Angeline The Baker J.W. Spangler
Banks Medley Tune Jean Carignan
Biddy I’m Not Jesting Larry Older
Black And White Rag Benny Thomasson
Brown Button Shoes Buddy Thomas
Canyon Jig David Reiner
Carroll County Blues Will Narmour
Celina Le Blanc Joe Pancerzewski
Chere Mama Creole Wallace “Cheese” Read
Cherry River Rag Ed Haley
Chicken In The Barnyard Clark Kessinger
Cotton Patch Rag Lewis Franklin
Dixie Blossoms Art Galbraith
Done Gone Eck Robertson
Drunken Hiccoughs Tommy Jarrell
Dry And Dusty Morrison Twin Brothers
Ebba Polka Trembita Orchestra
Elzic’s Farewell Wilson Douglas
Florida Blues Arthur Smith
Friday Night Waltz David Reiner
Funder Chuppah Miriam Rabson
Inverness Lasses John Campbell
Jack Limberlegs Lloyd Baldwin
Karis Pers Polska Matt Fichtenbaum
Katy Did Lowe Stokes
La Grande Gigue Simple Louis Boudreault
La Vals Du Bambocheur Dewey Balfa
Lady Of The Lake Donna Herbert
Last Of Callahan Highwoods String Band
Martha Campbell Buddy Thomas
Midnight On The Water Benny Thomasson
Mississippi Sawyer Emmett Lundy
Mother’s Day Waltz Gerry Robichaud
Mrs. Greig’s Strathspey John Campbell
Old French Andy Woolf
Old Molly Hare Clayton Mcmichen
Original Canadian Hoedown Joe Pancerzewski
Paddy Kelly’s Liz Carroll
Paddy On The Turnpike Clark Kessinger
Perrodin Two Step Wallace “Cheese” Read
Pols Fran Acton John Chambers
Ragtime Annie Hector Phillips
Reel De Montagne Jean Carignan
Reel Du Diable Lisa Ornstein
Reel In F John Campbell
Rye Straw Earl Collins
Saint Anne’s Reel Andy Woolf
Shottis Fran Idre John Chambers
Slope Road Jig Gerry Robichaud
Snowbird In The Ashbank Earl Collins
Sugar In The Gourd John Carson
Susannah Gal Edd Michael
Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase Dudley Vance
The Champion Jehile Kirchuff
The Lost Child Charles Stripling
The Rags Louis Beaudoin
The Sailor’s Bonnet Michael Coleman
Three Forks Of Cheat Burl Hammons
Uncle Herm’s Hornpipe John Ashby
Valcartier Set, First Part Lisa Ornstein
Wagoner Mark O’connor
Waltz Quadrille Gustav Erdmann
Wild Rose Of The Mountain J.P. Fraley
Yew Piney Mountain French Carpenter


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