This web site is very limited. Here are some other sites, organizations and outlets you may find helpful or interesting:
Oregon Contest Archive in Good Websites section
Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers Association
National Old Time Fiddlers Association
Sources for instruments and other “stuff”
The String Center
4004 Technology Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628
Fax: (219) 251-3501
PO Box 48036
Fort Worth, TX 76148
Fax: (817) 788-8244
The Music Stand (gifts, etc.)
2921 Peak Avenue
Longmont, CO 80504-6221
Lark in the Morning
PO Box 799
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: (707) 964-5569
Fax: (707) 964-1979
These folks sell just about every instrument that’s ever been invented. Their catalog is fun to look at, even if you don’t order anything!
Video Teaching Materials
Traditional Music Recordings
Phil and Vivian Williams
424 35th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Great traditional music source!
Old time recordings and books including
The Washington Traditional Fiddlers Project
Good Web Sites
Questions, answers and comments from fiddlers. The page contains links to another page from which you can join the list.
The Fiddler’s Companion
“A huge encyclopedia of fiddle tunes from the Celtic, British and American
traditions…,” it contains tons of information about the thousands of tunes in its database. Absolutely indispensable.
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier–The Henry Reed Collection
From the Library of Congress’s “American Memory” website, this is the real thing–old-time fiddle tunes played by an old-time fiddler, all available for you to download and listen to. A national treasure.
Old-Time Music Home Page
The spot for old-time American music in general, and old-time fiddle in particular.
Oregon Contest Archive
Contact Dina Shaylor at:
What can I say–it’s the magazine for folks who love the fiddle,
published by other folks who love the fiddle.
PO Box 767
San Anselmo, CA 94979-0767
PO Box 2117
Stillwater, MN 55082
Fax: (651) 439-9130
Make you own harp, hurdy gurdy or guitar from a kit. Many instruments to choose from. Some for beginners, some more complex. Excellent materials, and instructions.