My Early Life as a Fiddle Player. I’m a professional guitarist, but I began my musical life playing the fiddle. There was always traditional music in the house when I was growing up; my dad plays the mandolin, and one of my earliest memories is hearing him play tunes to my younger brother and I while we were in the bath as tiny toddlers.
Old-time fiddle lessons taught by Casey Willis. Lessons include sheet music, video speed and looping controls, mp3 downloads, guitar backup tracks, and more!
Laurel is a fiddle player, a dancer and an inspiring instigator of creative new projects and performances rooted in the folk arts. She plays fiddle and viola in dynamic fiddle-singing duo with Ben Moss, double bass with Gadarene, a high-energy band blending obscure 18th-century manuscript tunes with modern beats, and fiddle with irresistible ceilidh dance groovers, The Gloworms. Laurel has.
As a prominent player in the East Clare style, Canny won the All-Ireland fiddle championship in 1953. His recordings were regularly featured on Irish radio throughout the 50s and 60s. He gave up life as a professional musician in the 1960s to focus on his farm, but remained a big part of the traditional music scene in East Clare.
Irish fiddle music is heard the world over, whether it’s at a trad pub session, where fiddlers and other musicians gather to play for an evening’s fun, or in a professional setting at a ceilidh, concert or festival. The Irish fiddle tradition has become common currency for fiddlers across the British Isles, Europe, America and beyond, and today some of the finest players are not even Irish.
The Tyneside Fiddle Alliance is a group of fiddle players who meet to play the music of North-East England. Our repertoire ranges from the local music of James Hill to wonderful recent compositions from further afield. We cater for players of all standards, from the beginner to the professional, although most of us are somewhere in between! We operate an “open door” policy and welcome.
If you'd like to play folk fiddle, a wide variety of tunes and styles can be learnt, including Irish, American, Eastern European, Scottish, English and French. Your aim could be to play solely for fun at home or at sessions, or to play professionally. Other music and improvisation. Your lesson can be as specialised or eclectic as you want it to be; branching out to include improvisation and.
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