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Liberty

With the 4th of July and Bastille Day approaching, we will be thinking of our personal liberty. They say it’s not how much food you have on the table, or how many shoes in the closet that gives you liberty, it’s how free you are from the government poking its armed nose into your business. […]

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Ashokan Farewell

Here’s a tune that needs no introduction. You can occasionally find a fiddler that hasn’t learned this tune, but not often. This is the way I present Jay Ungar’s popular tune to my students. We have even played this in an orchestral arrangement at the Richey Community Orchestra. Lately, I added a high harmony part […]

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Whiskey Before Breakfast

For as long as I’ve been going to the Florida Folk Festival, this tune, Whiskey Before Breakfast, has been popular. It’s fun to play and offers lots of chances for variation. And the pdf of Whiskey Before Breakfast.

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Old Joe Clark

One occasion when I got to observe Vassar Clements was when he was promoting his new album at a record store. He was mainly holding his fiddle and chatting with fans, when suddenly Mike Marshall breezed into the store, pulled out his fiddle and got into a hot twin fiddle version of Old Joe Clark […]

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Bill Monroe’s Gold Rush

Today at the meeting of the Bay Area Fiddlers in Dunedin, we played Roxanna Waltz by Bill Monroe. I haven’t written that one out yet. But I do have a popular hoedown, Gold Rush. I wrote this tab chart years ago. But, I haven’t used it much in my teaching. It’s not an easy tune. […]

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